Theodore F. Kluttz

Theodore Franklin Kluttz ( born October 4, 1848 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, † November 18, 1918 ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1905 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Theodore Kluttz attended the common schools and worked as a druggist. After a subsequent law degree in 1881 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to practice in his hometown of Salisbury in this profession. Between 1884 and 1886 he was Chief Judge of the Inferior Court in Rowan County.

Politically, Kluttz member of the Democratic Party. In 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was first nominated on the William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1898 Kluttz was the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alonzo C. Shuford on March 4, 1899. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 three legislative periods. Since 1903, he represented there as successor by Edmond Spencer Blackburn eighth district of his state.

1904 renounced Kluttz on another Congress candidate. In the following years he worked as a lawyer in Salisbury again. There he died on 18 November 1918. He was married to Sally Caldwell Kluttz (1847-1909), with whom he had a deceased daughter in 1900.