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LITTLE, John Sebastian

LITTLE, John Sebastian
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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1853–1916

Biography

LITTLE, John Sebastian, a Representative from Arkansas; born at Jenny Lind, Sebastian County, Ark., March 15, 1853; attended the common schools and Cane Hill College, Arkansas; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Greenwood, Ark.; elected district attorney in 1877, and reelected for four successive terms; member of the State house of representatives in 1884; elected circuit judge in 1886 for a term of four years; chosen chairman of the State judicial convention in 1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Clifton R. Breckinridge; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 3, 1894, until January 14, 1907, when he resigned, having been elected Governor of Arkansas; after being sworn in as Governor in January 1907, he suffered a physical and mental breakdown, from which he did not recover; died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 29, 1916; interment in City Cemetery, Greenwood, Ark.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Arkansas History Commission

Little Rock, AR
Papers: 1903, 1 item. A letter from John S. Little written to an unidentifited recipient on January 21, 1903. In the letter, Little writes regarding Mary E. Hughey, a postmistress in Warren, Arkansas.

University of Oklahoma
Western History Collections

Norman, OK
Papers: In the Legus Chouteau Perryman Typescripts, 1887-1907, 0.33 linear foot. Subjects include John Sebastian Little.
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