John Conover Nichols
|John Conover Nichols|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
January 3, 1935 – July 3, 1943
|Preceded by||William W. Hastings|
|Succeeded by||William G. Stigler|
August 31, 1896|
|Died||November 7, 1945
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Born in Joplin, Missouri, Nichols attended the public schools in Joplin, Missouri, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the teachers college at Emporia, Kansas. He studied law in the office of his brother in Eufaula, Oklahoma. He was admitted to the bar association in 1926 and commenced practice in Eufaula, Oklahoma. During World War I he served in the 19th Infantry, United States Army from 1917 to 1919.
Nichols was elected as a Democrat to the 74th Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on July 3, 1943, to become vice president of Transcontinental & Western Airlines, in which capacity he served until his death in an airplane crash at Asmara, Eritrea, November 7, 1945. He was interred in the United States military cemetery in Asmara, Eritrea. He was reinterred in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Oklahoma.
- John Conover Nichols at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-02-22
- "John Conover Nichols". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
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