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William Hodges KITCHIN

(1837-1901)

KITCHIN, William Hodges, (father of Claude Kitchin and William Walton Kitchin, and grandfather of A. Paul Kitchin), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Lauderdale County, Ala., December 22, 1837; moved with his parents to North Carolina in 1841; attended Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.; left college in April 1861 to enlist in the Confederate Army; was promoted to the rank of captain in 1863 and served throughout the Civil War; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced in Scotland Neck, N.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 188l); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; died in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., February 2, 1901; interment in the Baptist Cemetery.

Bibliography

Ingle, H. Larry. “A Southern Democrat at Large: William Hodges Kitchin and the Populist Party.” North Carolina Historical Review 45 (April 1968): 178-94.

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

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