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Object ID number 2013.30.01
Title Richard Nicholson Oral History 1
Date 2011 Dec 8
Scope & Content This is the first oral history interview of Richard Nicholson. In this interview, Nicholson discusses his family history, his youth in South Windsor, and the Irish Catholic experience in South Windsor. He talks about his father's tobacco farm, including hiring migrant workers, using work horses, and processing tobacco. He also discusses his family's involvement and his own personal involvement in Connecticut state and local Democratic Party politics.
Orgnaizational or Biographical History Richard Nicholson was born on October 2, 1948, and grew up on King Street (now North King Street) in South Windsor, CT. His parents were both children of Irish immigrants, grew up in farming families, and ran a tobacco farm. He attended Union School through eighth grade and then went to East Catholic High School in Manchester, CT. Nicholson received a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. He spent his career as a tax lawyer in the private and public sector, becoming Commissioner of Taxes for the State of CT from 2010 to 2011.
Creator Nicholson, Richard
Other Creators Macro, Anthony
Collection Oral History Collection
Interviewer Macro, Anthony
Interview date 2011-12-08
People Bailey, John
Baronian, Ms.
Buckland, Clint
Burgess, Tom
Burnham, Dexter
Burnham, Lloyd
Caffyn, Nancy (Jacobson), 1934-2010
Dodd, Tom
Donohue, Al
Drinan, Robert
Duffy, Joe
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Goldwater, Barry
Harvey, Richard
Heffernan, Father
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Karvelis, Father
Kennedy, John F.
Kuehn, Ed
Lasbury, Celia
Lassman, Ed
Macinda, Frank
Macinda, Mrs.
McCarthy, Eugene
Murray, Bob
Murray, Susan
Myette, Robert
Nicholson, Annie Fahey
Nicholson, Richard P.
Nicholson, Thomas Edward
Nixon, Richard M.
Odlum, Harry
Pope John XXIII
Rell, M. Jodi
Ribicoff, Abraham
Rockefeller, Nelson A.
Shepard, Mrs.
Smith, Bob
Stevenson, Adlai E.
Subjects Farming
Great Depression
Irish Americans
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Lithuanian Americans
Tobacco industry
Travelers Insurance Companies
United States. Army. Judge Advocate General's Corps
United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Universities & colleges
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Search Terms Bossen's store
Bulkeley High School, Hartford, CT
East Catholic High School, Manchester, CT
First Congregational Church of South Windsor
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Hamilton Standard
Main Street South Windsor
Nu Way Tobacco Company (Rockville, Conn.)
Nu-Way Tobacco Company
NuWay Tobacco Company
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company
Shepard Family
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
Union District School
Wapping Community Church
Wednesday Afternoon Club
Wood Memorial Library