KITCHIN, William Walton, (1866 - 1924)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KITCHIN, William Walton, (son of William Hodges Kitchin, brother of Claude Kitchin, and uncle of A. Paul Kitchin), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., October 9, 1866; attended private schools and Vine Hill Academy; was graduated from Wake Forest College, North Carolina, in 1884; edited the Scotland Neck Democrat in 1885; studied law in Scotland Neck and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Roxboro, N.C., in 1889; chairman of the county executive committee in 1890; nominee of his party for the State senate in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until January 11, 1909, when he resigned; Governor of North Carolina 1909-1913; resumed the practice of law in Raleigh, N.C.; died in Scotland Neck, N.C., November 9, 1924; interment in the Baptist Cemetery.