|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.|
|Other Creators||Macro, Anthony|
|Collection||Oral History Collection|
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