(1787-1860) a U.S. Representative, was born in Dresden on December 8, 1787. He pursued classical studies with private tutors, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bloomfield; moved to Skowhegan in 1817 and then to Norridgewock in 1821.
Prosecuting attorney of Somerset County 1811-1823, he was elected to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1826.
He returned to Skowhegan in 1827 and resumed the practice of law when he became a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1829. Kidder died in Skowhegan November 1, 1860, with interment in Bloomfield Cemetery.