Robert C. Nicholas
|Robert Carter Nicholas|
|United States Senator
January 13, 1836 – March 3, 1841
|Preceded by||George A. Waggaman|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Barrow|
|Died||December 24, 1857 (aged 63–64)
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Robert Carter Nicholas (1793 – December 24, 1857) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Hanover, Virginia, he served in the War of 1812 as a captain and major. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Louisiana, where he became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish in 1820.
Nicholas was elected as a Jacksonian (later, a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator-elect Charles E.A. Gayarre and served from January 13, 1836, to March 3, 1841. He was Secretary of State of Louisiana from 1843 to 1846, when he resigned; he died in Terrebonne Parish in 1857. Interment was in the Burthe vault, St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans.
Robert Nicholas was the son of George Nicholas (1754–1799) and grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728–1780).
|United States Senate|
George A. Waggaman
|United States Senator (Class 2) from Louisiana
Served alongside: Alexander Porter, Alexandre Mouton