George Washington KITTREDGE, Congress, NH (1805-1881)


KITTREDGE, George Washington, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Epping, N.H., January 31, 1805; received a liberal schooling; attended the medical department of Harvard University and engaged in the practice of medicine in Newmarket, N.H., in 1835; member of the State house of representatives in 1835, 1847, 1848, and 1852, and served as speaker in the last-named year; a director of the Boston & Maine Railroad Co. 1836-1856; president of the Newmarket Savings Bank for forty years; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress and for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Newmarket, N.H., March 6, 1881; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery near Boston, Mass.

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