Alvin Paul Kitchin

Alvin Paul Kitchin (* September 13, 1908 in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina, † October 22, 1983 in Wadesboro, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1957 and 1963 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alvin Kitchin was a grandson of William H. Kitchin (1837-1901) as well as a nephew of Claude Kitchin (1863-1923) and William Walton Kitchin (1866-1924), who were all members of Congress for the State of North Carolina. He attended the common schools and from 1923 to 1925, the Oak Ridge Military Institute. After a subsequent law degree from the Wake Forest Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1930 he began in Scotland Neck to work in this profession. Between 1933 and 1945 he was in the federal capital, Washington DC working for the FBI. He then practiced as a lawyer again in Scotland Neck.

Politically, Kitchin member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1956 he was elected the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Charles B. Deane on January 3, 1957. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1963 a third legislative periods. These were determined by the events of the civil rights movement and the Cold War.

1962 Kitchin defeated Republican Charles R. Jonas. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. He died on October 22, 1983 in Wadesboro.