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Donald W. Nicholson

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Donald W. Nicholson

Donald William Nicholson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
November 18, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Charles L. Gifford
Succeeded by Hastings Keith
Personal details
Born August 11, 1888
Wareham, Massachusetts
Died February 16, 1968 (aged 79)
Wareham, Massachusetts

Donald William Nicholson (August 11, 1888 – February 16, 1968) was a 20th-century American politician from the state of Massachusetts. Born in Wareham, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools and took college extension courses. He first worked as a salesman, then during the First World War served overseas in the United States Army from 1917 to 1919. Returning to Massachusetts, he entered politics and served as selectman, assessor, and overseer of the poor in Wareham, 1920-1925. He served as a delegate to all Republican state conventions from 1924 to 1947; served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1925 and 1926; as a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1926 to 1947, and as president of the state senate in 1946 and 1947. He was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Charles L. Gifford, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (November 18, 1947 – January 3, 1959). He retired to his home in Wareham, remaining there until his death on February 16, 1968; he is buried in Center Cemetery.

In 1964 a bridge in Wareham was named after Nicholson.[1]


  1. ^ 1964 Chap. 0107. An Act Designating The Narrow Bridge, So Called, In The Town Of Wareham As The Donald W. Nicholson Bridge. State Library of Massachusetts.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles L. Gifford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

November 18, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Succeeded by
Hastings Keith
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