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Robert Jon Nicholas

Agricultural company executive

Robert Jon Nicholas, American agricultural company executive.


Nicholas, Robert Jon was born on June 19, 1942 in Sonoma, California, United States. Son of George A. and Eleen M. (Johnson) Nicholas.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, University California, Davis, 1964. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1967.


With Nicholas Turkey Breeding Farms, Inc., Sonoma, since 1969, president, 1974-1982, chairman, since 1982. Member California Agricultural Export Advisory Commission, 1974-1985, United States Department Agriculture Poultry Health Committee, 1975-1980. 1st alternate Secretary of State California, 1981-1983.

Director P. Leiner Nutritional Products, since 1986. Founding director Sonoma Valley Bank, since 1987.


Member policy advisory council College Agriculture and Environmental Science, University California, since 1982. Member Sonoma County Republican Center Committee, 1976-1980. Member development council Sonoma State University, 1980-1984.

Served with Army of the United States, 1967-1969. Member Poultry Breeders American (president 1976-1977), California Turkey Federation (director since 1971), California Turkey Industry Board (chairman 1976, 77, 85-86), National Turkey Federation (director since 1972.


Married Janet H. Gross, May 4, 1969. Children: Laura Christene, Kimberly Annual.

George A. Nicholas

Eleen M. (Johnson) Nicholas

Janet H. Gross

Laura Christene Nicholas

Kimberly Ann Nicholas