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Alfred Beard KITTREDGE

(1861-1911)
Senate Years of Service:
1901-1909
Party:
Republican

KITTREDGE, Alfred Beard, a Senator from South Dakota; born in Nelson, Cheshire County, N.H., March 28, 1861; attended the public schools; graduated from Yale College in 1882 and from the Yale Law School in 1885; admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Sioux Falls, S.Dak.; member, State senate 1889-1891; member of the Republican National Committee 1892-1896; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James H. Kyle; reelected in 1903 and served from July 11, 1901, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908; chairman, Select Committee on Standards, Weights and Measures (Fifty-seventh Congress), Committee on Patents (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Sixtieth Congress); engaged in the practice of law at Sioux Falls, S.Dak., until his death at Hot Springs, Ark., May 4, 1911; interment in Conant Cemetery, East Jaffrey, Cheshire County, N.H.

Bibliography

Coursey, Oscar. Biography of Senator Alfred Beard Kittredge. Mitchell, S.D.: Educator Supply Co., 1915; Pressler, Larry. “Alfred B. Kittredge.” In U.S. Senators from the Prairie, pp. 48-53. Vermillion, SD: Dakota Press, 1982.

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

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