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Jim Nicholson (U. S. politician)

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Jim Nicholson

In office
January 26, 2005 – October 1, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAnthony J. Principi
Succeeded byJames Peake
In office
2001 – 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byLindy Boggs
Succeeded byFrancis Rooney
In office
1997 – 2001
Preceded byHaley Barbour
Succeeded byJim Gilmore
BornFebruary 4, 1938 (1938-02-04) (age 72)
Struble, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUnited States Military Academy, Columbia University
ReligionRoman Catholic
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1961-1991
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsBronze Star
Combat Infantryman Badge
Meritorious Service Medal
Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Air Medal (2)

Robert James "Jim" Nicholson (born February 4, 1938[1]) is an attorney, real estate developer, and a former Republican Party chairman. He was the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs from January 26, 2005 until October 1, 2007.[1]


Political career

Nicholson has never held elected office, but has long been active in the Republican Party. In January 1986, he was elected committeeman from Colorado for the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 1993, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the RNC, and was the "surprise pick"[2] for GOP national chairman in January 1997. He served in that role through the 2000 presidential election.

Between 2001 and his appointment as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, he served as United States Ambassador to the Holy See (the Vatican).

Legal and business career

Before becoming active in civilian government service, he practiced law in Denver, Colorado, specializing in real estate, municipal finance and zoning law. In 1978 he founded Nicholson Enterprises, Inc., a developer of planned residential communities, and in 1987 he bought Renaissance Homes, a custom-house builder. He now works in the Washington, D.C. office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck LLP.

Military service

He is a 1961 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and served eight years in active duty. He was a paratrooper and Ranger-qualified Army officer. He fought in the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and two Air Medals.

After thirty years of military service he retired in 1991 with the rank of Colonel.

Personal life

Nicholson was born on a farm near Struble, Iowa. Nicholson has characterized his childhood as "growing up dirt poor in a tenant house without plumbing and sometimes without food".[3]

Nicholson has a Master's degree in Public Policy from Columbia University. He received a law degree from the University of Denver in 1972.[4] In May 2005, he was recognized with the Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy Award.

Nicholson is married to the former Suzanne Marie Ferrell of Highland Falls, New York, who is an accomplished artist. They are the parents of three adult children.[5]


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Haley Barbour
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Succeeded by
Jim Gilmore
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Corinne Claiborne Boggs
U. S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Succeeded by
Francis Rooney
Government offices
Preceded by
Anthony Principi
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Served under: George W. Bush

Succeeded by
James Peake


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