John Little (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
|Preceded by||J. Warren Keifer|
|Succeeded by||Robert P. Kennedy|
|13th Ohio Attorney General|
January 12, 1874 – January 14, 1878
|Preceded by||Francis Bates Pond|
|Succeeded by||Isaiah Pillars|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Greene County district
January 3, 1870 – January 4, 1874
|Preceded by||R. F. Howard|
|Succeeded by||Isaac M. Barrett|
April 25, 1837|
Greene County, Ohio
|Died||October 18, 1900
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery, Xenia|
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Jane Sheets|
|Alma mater||Antioch College|
Born near Grape Grove, Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio, Little attended the common schools. He was graduated from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1862. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Xenia, Ohio. He served as mayor of Xenia 1864-1866. He served as prosecuting attorney of Greene County 1866-1870. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1869-1873. Attorney general of Ohio 1873-1877.
Little was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887). In 1886, he was re-districted, and lost re-election by 2 votes. He resumed the practice of law. He was appointed by President Harrison a member of the United States and Venezuela Claims Commission in 1889 and was its chairman. He served as member of the Ohio State Board of Arbitration. Trustee of Antioch College 1880-1900. He died in Xenia, Ohio, on October 18, 1900. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery.
- 1886 : James E. Campbell 15,303, Little 15301
Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 527.
- Broadstone, M. A., ed. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: its people, industries and ... 1. Indianapolis: B F Bowen and Co. pp. 760–761.
- Crabb, W Darwin (1872). Biographical sketches of the state officers, and of the members of the 60th General Assembly of the State of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State Journal. p. 79.
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