Thomas Kittera

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Thomas Kittera
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd district
In office
October 10, 1826 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byJoseph Hemphill
Succeeded byJohn Sergeant
Personal details
Born(1789-03-21)March 21, 1789
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 16, 1839(1839-06-16) (aged 50)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyAdams
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania

Thomas Kittera (March 21, 1789 – June 16, 1839) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Thomas Kittera was the son of John Wilkes Kittera. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He served as deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1817 and 1818 and deputy attorney general of Philadelphia from 1824 to 1826. He was a member of the select council and its president from 1824 to 1825.

Kittera was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Hemphill. At the same election he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twentieth Congress. He died in Philadelphia in 1839. Interment in St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery.

He is the father-in-law of Philadelphia mayor, Robert Taylor Conrad.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Thomas Kittera (id: K000254)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Hemphill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1826 - 1827
Succeeded by
John Sergeant