Joseph Kille

Joseph Kille (* April 12, 1790 in Bridgeport, Gloucester County, New Jersey; † March 1, 1865 in Salem, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Kille learned an academic education, then moved to Salem and was 1822-1829 as sheriff police chief in Salem County. From 1829 to 1839 he was employed as a clerk in the administration of this district. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1838, Kille was subject first to the incumbent John Patterson Bryan Maxwell. Since this was not approved in Congress, Kille was declared elected. Between March 4, 1839 March 3, 1841, he was a term in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC complete. About Killes life after his resignation from the Congress little is known. In 1856 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. He died on 1 March 1865 in Salem, where he was also buried.