Alvin Paul Kitchin

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A. Paul Kitchin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Charles B. Deane
Succeeded by Charles R. Jonas
Personal details
Born Alvin Paul Kitchin
(1908-09-13)September 13, 1908
Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Died October 22, 1983(1983-10-22) (aged 75)
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dora Bennett Little
Residence Wadesboro, North Carolina
Alma mater Wake Forest College
Occupation Attorney

A. Paul Kitchin (September 13, 1908 – October 22, 1983) was a U.S. Congressional representative from North Carolina.

Early life[edit]

Kitchin was born in Scotland Neck, North Carolina on September 13, 1908, the grandson of former congressman William H. Kitchin and the nephew of congressman Claude Kitchin and of North Carolina Governor William Walton Kitchin. His father, Alvin Paul Kitchin, Sr., was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was educated in the public schools; attended Oak Ridge Military Academy 1923-1925; graduated from Wake Forest College Law School in 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Scotland Neck.

Wartime Career with FBI[edit]

Beginning in 1933, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served as special-agent-in-charge of the FBI's offices in several major cities, including Newark, NJ, New Orleans, LA, and Dallas, TX.[1][2] He retired from the FBI in August 1945, and then resumed the practice of law in Wadesboro, NC, his wife's hometown.

Service in U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

In 1956, Kitchin was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1959), and was subsequently re-elected to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1961) as well as the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963). He was the unsuccessful candidate for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. Kitchin resumed the practice of law and was a resident of Wadesboro, North Carolina, until his death there on October 22, 1983.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles B. Deane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles R. Jonas