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Thomas KITTERA

(1789-1839)

KITTERA, Thomas, (son of John Wilkes Kittera), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Lancaster, Pa., March 21, 1789; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1805; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1817 and 1818; deputy attorney general of Philadelphia 1824-1826; member of the select council and its president 1824-1825; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Hemphill and served from October 10, 1826, to March 3, 1827; at the same election was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twentieth Congress; died in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 16, 1839; interment in St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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

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