Matthias H. Nichols

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Matthias H. Nichols
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byBenjamin Stanton
Succeeded byWilliam Allen
Personal details
Born(1824-10-03)October 3, 1824
Salem County, New Jersey
DiedSeptember 15, 1862(1862-09-15) (aged 37)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery, Lima
Political partyDemocratic, Opposition, Republican

Matthias H. Nichols (October 3, 1824 – September 15, 1862) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Sharptown, New Jersey, Nichols attended the common schools. Learned the trade of a printer. He moved to Ohio in 1842 and settled in Lima. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Lima, Ohio.

Nichols was elected prosecuting attorney for Allen County in 1851, but resigned the following year to campaign for Congress.

Nichols was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 15, 1862. He was interred in the Old Cemetery, Lima, Ohio. He was reinterred in Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Matthias H. Nichols (id: N000093)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Stanton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Allen