KITCHELL, Aaron

1744–1820

Biography

KITCHELL, Aaron, a Representative and a Senator from New Jersey; born in Hanover, N.J., July 10, 1744; attended the common schools; became a blacksmith; elected to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1793); elected to the Third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Abraham Clark; reelected to the Fourth Congress and served from January 29, 1795, to March 3, 1797; resumed his former business activities; again elected to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1805, to March 12, 1809, when he resigned; member, State general assembly 1781-1782, 1784, 1786-1790, 1793-1794, 1797, 1801-1804, 1809; died in Hanover, Morris County, N.J., on June 25, 1820; interment in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church.

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

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External Research Collections

Joint Free Public Library

Morristown, NJ
Papers: 28 items (1780-1828) in Kitchell family papers, 1724-1853, 1920-1921.

New Jersey Historical Society

Newark, NJ
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections. Finding aid.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives

New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1784-1819. 2 volumes. Blacksmith accounts (1784-1804) and farm accounts (1805-1819).
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