Nathaniel Littlefield

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Nathaniel Swett Littlefield was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Wells on September 20, 1804. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Bridgton, where he also served as postmaster from 1827-1841. He filled important town offices, chiefly as selectman.

He was appointed secretary of the Maine State Senate, also elected to that body from 1837-1839. He also served as its president in 1838. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843). He was also elected to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851). He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-first Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-second Congress.

Littlefield was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1854, and was a delegate to the Union Convention in Philadelphia in 1866. He died in Bridgton on August 15, 1882. His interment was in the High Street Cemetery.

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