Robert H. Kittleman (January 31, 1926 – September 11, 2004) was a State Senator in Maryland's District 9, which covers parts of Carroll County and Howard County for the two years prior to his death. Prior to that he was a Maryland State Delegate for nearly 19 years in District 14B, which covered parts of Howard and Montgomery County. In the House he served as Minority Leader for a number of years. He was the father of Maryland State Senator and Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman.
Kittleman received his B.S. in engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1947.
Kittleman served in the United States Navy from 1943-46 stationed at Guam. He then worked for Westinghouse Electric Company for 26 years until 1984. He also was a farmer during this time.
Kittleman was very active in the Republican Party. He was a chair of the Howard County Republican Central Committee, president of the Howard County Republican Club, and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), becoming president of the Howard County Branch. He was an active participant in the civil rights movement, pursuing desegregation of Howard County Schools which lasted more than a decade past the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). In 1978 Kittleman ran for the Howard County Council, In 1982, he made his first run for Maryland House of Delegates.
Kittleman received many awards including First Life Achievement Award in 1986 and the John W. Holland Humanitarian Award in 2004.
|1978||Howard County Council, District 5||General||Robert H. Kittleman||Republican|
|2002||Maryland State Senate||General||Robert Kittleman||Republican||40,133||98.2%||Write Ins||746|
- 2002 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 4
Name Votes Percent Outcome Robert H. Kittleman, Rep. 40,133 98.2% Won Other Write-Ins 746 1.8% Lost