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Wade Hampton Kitchens (December 26, 1878 – August 22, 1966) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born on a farm near Falcon, Nevada County, Arkansas, Kitchens attended the common schools, Southern Academy, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1900. In 1898 Kitchens served as a sergeant in Company I, First Arkansas Regiment, during the Spanish–American War and as a private in Company E, Twentieth and Second United States Infantry from 1900 to 1902 during the Philippine Insurrection. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced at Manila and at Lingayen, P.I. from 1902 to 1909. He returned to the United States in 1909, located in Magnolia, Arkansas, and continued the practice of law. He served as a delegate to the Democratic State conventions at Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1910 and 1912. During the First World War he enlisted in the United States Army on May 18, 1917. Kitchens was commissioned captain of Infantry on August 5, 1917, and served overseas. He later served as a member of the State house of representatives 1929–1933.

Kitchens was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Magnolia, Arkansas, August 22, 1966. He was interred in Columbia Cemetery, Waldo, Arkansas.


  • United States Congress. "Wade H. Kitchens (id: K000248)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tilman B. Parks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 7th congressional district

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941
Succeeded by
Oren Harris