Edward Tattnall Nichols


Edward Tattnall Nichols attended St. Paul’s School from 1863 to 1868 and is a member of the Form of 1868.

His obituary appeared in the March 21, 1934 edition of the New York Times (pg. 21), and is excerpted below:

Son of the late Rear Admiral Edward Tattnall Nichols, U. S. N., and Caroline Elisabeth Bowers Nichols, he was born at Pensacola, Fla., where his father was then stationed. He attended the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn and later St. Paul’s School, Concord, N. H.

He tried several business ventures while still a youth and then joined the United States Navy, serving in Asiatic waters and in the Korean expedition of 1871.

In 1876, he became connected with the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. . . During his life, Mr. Nichols held positions as secretary, treasurer and director in a number of railroad companies with which he was associated.


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