Claude Kitchin(1869 - 1923) He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina in 1869 and William Walton Kitchin was his brother. He served in Congress from 1901 to his death. He was of the Democratic Party and in Congress he served on the House Ways and Means Committee as well as being majority leader for 4 years. From 1915 to 1919 he was House majority leader and he initially voted against World War I. However he threw himself behind the effort when it came. In 1920 he suffered a stroke after an impassioned speech and then three years later he died. 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Substubs | 1866 births | 1924 deaths | Governors of North Carolina ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... There are many political parties of diverse political orientation called the Democratic Party or similar. ... The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The majority leader is a term used in congressional systems for the chamber leader of the party in control of a legislature. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...
House Ways and Means Profile
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Kitchin was a member of a family prominent in state and national affairs.
Kitchin's twenty-year administration, 1930-50, was one of progress in spite of many obstacles depression, destructive campus fires, one of which destroyed venerable Wait Hall, and the disruption caused by World War II which depleted the campus of students.
Notable accomplishments during this period were the approval of the School of Law by the American Bar Association in 1936, and the removal of the School of Medicine to Winston-Salem in 1941 where it became a four-year School of Medicine in association with the North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
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