Alfred H. Littlefield
Littlefield was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1876 and 1877. He also served in the state Senate in 1878 and 1879. He held the governor's office from May 25, 1880 to May 29, 1883. He was a Republican and succeeded fellow Republican Charles C. Van Zandt, who did not run for re-election in 1880. Littlefield beat the Democratic candidate Horace A. Kimball by 10,224 votes against 7,440, with 5,047 votes going to the Prohibition candidate Albert C. Howard. Republican Henry H. Fay became Lieutenant Governor.
During his administration, the boundary line between Rhode Island and Massachusetts was established. He was succeeded May 29, 1883, by fellow Republican Augustus O. Bourn.
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
- Alfred Henry Littlefield entry at The Political Graveyard
- Electing State Officers.; the Rhode Island Legislature Chooses a Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor. New York Times, May 26, 1880.
- The Political Graveyard, as above.