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Wade Hampton KITCHENS

(1878-1966)

KITCHENS, Wade Hampton, a Representative from Arkansas; born on a farm near Falcon, Nevada County, Ark., December 26, 1878; attended the common schools, Southern Academy, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tenn., in 1900; in 1898 served as a sergeant in Company I, First Arkansas Regiment, during the Spanish-American War and as a private in Company E, Twentieth and Second United States Infantry, 1900-1902 during the Philippine Insurrection; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced at Manila and at Lingayen, P.I., 1902-1909; returned to the United States in 1909, located in Magnolia, Ark., and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic State conventions at Little Rock, Ark., in 1910 and 1912; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Army on May 18, 1917; commissioned captain of Infantry on August 5, 1917, and served overseas; member of the State house of representatives 1929-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; resumed the practice of law; died in Magnolia, Ark., August 22, 1966; interment in Columbia Cemetery, Waldo, Ark.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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