KITTERA, John Wilkes

1752–1801

Biography

KITTERA, John Wilkes, (father of Thomas Kittera), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Blue Ball, East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., in November 1752; was graduated from Princeton College in 1776; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1782 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pa.; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses; reelected to as a Federalist to the Fourth through Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1801); nominated by President John Adams as United States Attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, February 18, 1801; died on June 6, 1801, in Lancaster, Pa., on; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lancaster County's Historical Society

Lancaster, PA
Papers: In the collection of Frank R. Diffenderfer, 1738-1920, 1 cubic foot. Collection includes a declaration concerning a slave signed by John Kittera, 1789.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Madison, WI
Papers: In the letters of Samuel Hodgdon, 1789-1791, 0.1 cubic foot (1 folder). Collection includes letters to Hodgdon from correspondents, including John Wilkes Kittera, regarding the placement of militia and supplies on the frontier.
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