Claude KITCHIN, Congress, NC (1869-1923)


KITCHIN, Claude, (son of William Hodges Kitchin, brother of William Walton Kitchin, and uncle of A. Paul Kitchin), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., March 24, 1869; attended the common schools and was graduated from Wake Forest College, North Carolina, in 1888; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and practiced in Scotland Neck; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until his death; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses); majority leader (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses), minority leader (Sixty-seventh Congress); died in Wilson, N.C., May 31, 1923; interment in the Baptist Cemetery, Scotland Neck, N.C.


Arnett, Alex M. Claude Kitchin and the Wilson War Policies. Boston: Little, Brown, 1937.

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