LITTLEFIELD, Charles Edgar, (1851 - 1915)


Postcard (detail), 1906, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.