John I. Nicks
He attended the common schools, and then was apprenticed to a tobacconist in Red Hook. He pursued this trade for a time in Brooklyn, and then removed to Ithaca where he was foreman of a large tobacco factory. In 1847, he removed to Elmira, where he opened a tobacco shop and manufactured cigars.
He was a Supervisor (2nd Ward) of the Village of Elmira in 1851, and later a trustee of the village, a member of the Board of Education, and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department. In 1862, he was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Tax Assessor for the 27th District of New York, and was removed from office by President Andrew Johnson in August 1866.
He was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; pg. 444 and 558)
- Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators, and Members of the Assembly of the State of New York, in 1867 by S. R. Harlow & H. H. Boone (pg. 127ff)
- Removal of the Assessor of the Twenty-seventh District in NYT on August 29, 1866
John Arnot, Jr.
|Mayor of Elmira, New York
Eaton N. Frisbie
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Stephen T. Hayt
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