National Affairs: Claude Kitchin

An advocate of the two dollar shirt from Scotland Neck, N. C.— that was Claude Kitchin. But he was more as well. In 1901 he came to Congress, where his father had been before him, where one of his brothers (who later became Governor of North Carolina) then was. In 15 years, by his mastery of diatribe and skill in the strategy of legislative wrangling, he had made himself Democratic floor leader in the House. In four years more—four strenuous years of war time activity—he had brought...

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