He was elected at the 1918 general election as a Coalition Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Under-Secretary of State for Air from 1919 to 1920, but was defeated at the 1922 general election by the Labour Party candidate Wilfred Paling, and did not stand again.
Nicholson was the son of the William Norris Nicholson and his wife Emily. He was educated at Charterhouse, and later became Traffic Manager of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway. He was Manager of The Times newspaper from 1911-15.
- "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with D, part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 513. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- "Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1922". London: Dean & son. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Reginald Nicholson
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