|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 2nd district
October 10, 1826 – March 3, 1827
|Preceded by||Joseph Hemphill|
|Succeeded by||John Sergeant|
|Born||March 21, 1789|
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||June 16, 1839 (aged 50)|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
Thomas Kittera was the son of John Wilkes Kittera. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He served as deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1817 and 1818 and deputy attorney general of Philadelphia from 1824 to 1826. He was a member of the select council and its president from 1824 to 1825.
Kittera was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Hemphill. At the same election he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twentieth Congress. He died in Philadelphia in 1839. He was interred in St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery and reinterred to Mount Moriah Cemetery in 1870.
He is the father-in-law of Philadelphia mayor, Robert Taylor Conrad.
- "Thomas Kittera (1789-1839) - Lawyer, Politician, and Freemason of Philadelphia". www.friendsofmountmoriahcemetery.org. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Kittera (id: K000254)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
1826 - 1827