|United States Senator
November 10, 1821 – September 7, 1824
|Preceded by||Freeman Walker|
|Succeeded by||Thomas W. Cobb|
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives|
February 16, 1776|
Caroline County, Virginia
|Died||September 7, 1824
New York City, New York
Ware was born in Caroline County, Virginia and later moved with his parents to Edgefield, South Carolina and a few years later to Augusta, Georgia. He received a thorough English education and studied medicine. He studied law in Augusta as well as at the Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta.
From 1808 to 1811 and in 1814–1815, Ware was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He was elected as mayor of Augusta, serving from 1819 to 1821. That year the Georgia legislature elected him as a Democratic-Republican (later as a Crawford Republican) to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Freeman Walker; he served from November 10, 1821, until his death in New York City in 1824. Ware was interred under the annex of Grace Church.
He was a planter and slave owner. At the time of the 1820 census, he owned 62 slaves and had extensive plantation near Augusta. He developed it for cotton, the major commodity crop of the Deep South in the antebellum era.
- Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art ("Ware's Folly"), Ware's former home
- United States Congress. "Nicholas Ware (id: W000148)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Nicholas Ware at Find a Grave
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
Served alongside: John Elliott
Thomas W. Cobb
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