George Nicholas

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For the saxophonist, see Big Nick Nicholas. For the English footballer, see George Nicholas (footballer).

George Nicholas (c. 1754–July 25, 1799) was the first professor of law at Transylvania University in Kentucky. He was also briefly attorney general of Kentucky, and had been several times a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the son of Robert C. Nicholas, Sr.; his brothers included Wilson Cary Nicholas. He was a friend and correspondent of James Madison; he was also extremely fat, and Madison laughed until he cried at a caricature of Nicholas, during the Virginia convention to ratify the United States Constitution, as a plum pudding with legs.[1]


"If the federal government try to reach any supplementally condition to impose upon us, we would be in Virginia exonerated."


  1. ^ American National Biography, "George Nicholas"