John Joseph Kitchen

 

December 29,1911-September 21, 1973

Judicial Tenure- 1970-1973

 

 

Kitchen was born in Camden, New Jersey. He received an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1933. He received an LL.B. from South Jersey Law School (now Rutgers University School of Law) in 1937. He was a Clerk, Registrar of Deeds for Camden County, New Jersey from 1938 to 1939. He was in private practice in Woodbury, New Jersey from 1939 to 1942. He was a Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1942 to 1946. He was a Deputy state attorney general of New Jersey from 1946 to 1953. He was in private practice in Woodbury, New Jersey from 1946 to 1962. He was a Township solicitor, Logan Township, New Jersey from 1947 to 1961. He was a Township solicitor, Mantua Township, New Jersey from 1960 to 1962. He was a judge on the Municipal Court of West Deptford, New Jersey from 1955 to 1959. He was a judge on the Municipal Court of Westville, New Jersey from 1957 to 1959. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Gloucester County, New Jersey from 1962 to 1970.

Judge Kitchen was nominated to the federal bench by President Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 1970, He served on the Federal Courts until his death in 1973.