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Pennsylvania State Senate

Luther Kidder


Session Office Position District Party
1843 11 Democrat
 Counties   Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne


1808 - 1854

Judge Kidder was born on November 19, 1808, Waterford, Vermont, the son of Luther and Phebe Church Kidder, a member of one of America’s prolific political families.  The family moved to Wilkes-Barre, settling in what became Kidder Township, Carbon County.  Received a good education through tuition schools; read law and became an attorney; received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Dickinson law school, 1842, and served as President Judge of Carbon County, 1847.  He served a three-year term in the state Senate, 1842-44.  His wife was Martha Ann Scott Kidder, daughter of Judge Scott.  Judge Kidder died on September 30, 1854.
Alston, Mass. F.E. Kidder, A History of the Kidder Family, p. 39. F.E. Kidder, A History of the Kidder Family