Henry E. Nichols, a retired lawyer who had a private practice in Washington and specialized in real estate law, died July 20 at the Carriage Hill Bethesda assisted living facility. He was 88.
He had complications from a fall, according to his wife, Mary Ann Nichols.
Mr. Nichols moved to the Washington area in the late 1940s. He had a private real estate practice in Washington until the mid-1980s. He wrote a column on real estate that appeared in the old Washington Star newspaper.
From the early 1970s until 1990, Mr. Nichols served as chairman of the board for the Hamilton Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was also an original member of the board of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Henry Eliot Nichols was born in New York City and was a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia law school. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.
In his spare time, he judged weightlifting and physique competitions.
His memberships included the Cosmos Club.