Nicholas Sickles

Nicholas Sickles
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byCharles Bodle
Succeeded byJohn C. Brodhead
Personal details
Born(1801-09-11)September 11, 1801
Kinderhook, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 1845(1845-05-13) (aged 43)
Kinderhook, New York, U.S.
Resting placeHoughtaling Burying Ground
Kingston, New York
Political partyJacksonian
Alma materKinderhook Academy

Nicholas Sickles (September 11, 1801 – May 13, 1845) was an American attorney and politician in the U.S. state of New York. He represented New York in the United States House of Representatives.


Sickles was born in Kinderhook, New York.[1] He attended private schools and Kinderhook Academy before studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Kingston, New York.

He was elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving from December 7, 1835 to March 3, 1837.[2] After leaving Congress, he served as prosecuting attorney of Ulster County, New York in 1836 and 1837. Sickles served as surrogate of Ulster County from January 1, 1844 until his death in Kingston, New York on May 13, 1845.[3][4] He is interred in Houghtaling Burying Ground in Kingston.[5]


  1. ^ Lanman, Charles (2006). Dictionary of the United States Congress. Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library. p. 341. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ Poore, Benjamin Perley (1878). The Political Register and Congressional Directory: A Statistical Record of the Federal Officials, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, of the United States of America, 1776-1878. Houghton, Osgood. p. 91. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ Ulster County, N.Y., and County Legislature (1921). Proceedings of the Ulster County Legislature. Ulster County, N.Y. County Legislature. p. 313. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ Gray and Bowen (1845). The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year ...: Comprising a Calendar for the Year; Astronomical Information; Miscellaneous Directions, Hints, and Remarks; and Statistical and Other Particulars Respecting Foreign Countries and the United States, Volume 17. Gray and Bowen. p. 332. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 252. ISBN 9780806348230. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Bodle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1835 - 1837
Succeeded by
John C. Brodhead

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website