LITTLEFIELD, Charles Edgar

LITTLEFIELD, Charles Edgar
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1851–1915

Biography

LITTLEFIELD, Charles Edgar, a Representative from Maine; born in Lebanon, York County, Maine, June 21, 1851; attended the common schools and Foxcroft Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and practiced in Rockland, Maine; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1887 and served as speaker the last year; attorney general of the State 1889-1893; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1892 and 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nelson Dingley, Jr.; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from June 19, 1899, until his resignation, effective September 30, 1908; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses); moved to New York City and engaged in the practice of law until his death there on May 2, 1915; interment in Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, Knox County, Maine.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Littlefield, Charles Edgar. Representative-elect from Utah. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.

------. The three departments of government and their relation to each other. [Albany?: N.p., 1906].

United States. Department of Justice. Reply of the attorney-general, dated January 3, 1903, to a communication, dated December 22, 1902, from the Honorable Charles E. Littlefield, chairman of a sub-committee of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903.

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