Stephen Friel Nuckolls

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Stephen Friel Nuckolls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming Territory's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by none
District created
Succeeded by William Theopilus Jones
Personal details
Born August 16, 1825
Grayson County, Virginia
Died February 14, 1879(1879-02-14) (aged 53)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political party Democratic

Stephen Friel Nuckolls (August 16, 1825 - February 14, 1879) was a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming and co-founder of Nebraska City, Nebraska


Nuckolls was born in Grayson County, Virginia, where he completed preparatory studies. He moved to Linden, Missouri, in 1846. He engaged in mercantile pursuits from 1847 to 1853. After that he moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1854 and founded Nebraska City. He held several local offices in Nebraska City. In 1855 he established the Platte Valley Bank. Nuckolls served in the Nebraska Territorial Legislature in 1859. He moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in banking and mining. In 1864 he moved to New York City. He moved to the Territory of Dakota in 1867 and settled in Cheyenne. In Cheyeyenne he engaged in mercantile pursuits. Upon the organization of the Territory of Wyoming he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress and served from December 6, 1869, to March 3, 1871. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress. He resumed his mercantile pursuits. Nuckolls served as a member of the second legislative council of Wyoming in 1871 and served as presiding officer. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 1872 and engaged in milling. In Salt Lake City he died on February 14, 1879. He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
William Theopilus Jones

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