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Nicholas, Wilson Cary 1757-1820

Legislator; born in Hanover, Va., about 1757; son of Robert Carter Nicholas; was educated at the College of William and Mary; served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, and was commander of Washington's Lifeguard at the time of its disbandment in 1783. He was United States Senator in 1799-1804; member of Congress in 1807; collector of the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth in 1804-7; and governor of Virginia in 1814-17. He died in Milton, Va., Oct. 10, 1820.

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