Nicholas B. La Bau
Nicholas Bergasse La Bau (July 29, 1823 – November 1, 1873) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on July 29, 1823, in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia College in 1844. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced until 1859 when he retired due to ill health. He was a lieutenant colonel of the State Militia.
He married Mary Alicia Vanderbilt (1834–1902), a daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and they had several children. They lived on Staten Island. By 1863, he had recovered his health sufficiently to enter politics. He ran twice unsuccessfully for the Assembly, but in 1865 he defeated the incumbent State Senator Robert Christie Jr. by a slim margin of about 70 votes. La Bau was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) in 1866 and 1867. Afterwards he bought a house in Luzerne, Warren County, and was a member of the New York State Assembly (Warren Co.) in 1868 and 1869.
- 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. 109ff)
- Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators, and Members of the Assembly, of the State of New York, in 1868 by S. R. Harlow & S. C. Hutchins (pg. 273ff)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; pg. 444, 509 and 511)
- The Tiffanys of America published by Nelson Otis Tiffany (1901; pg. 12)
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