LITTLEJOHN, De Witt Clinton, (1818 - 1892)


LITTLEJOHN, De Witt Clinton, a Representative from New York; born in Bridgewater, Oneida County, N.Y., February 7, 1818; pursued an academic course; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in the manufacture of flour at Oswego, N.Y.; mayor of the city in 1849 and 1850; member of the State assembly 1853-1855, 1857, 1859-1861, 1866, 1867, 1870, and 1871, and served as speaker 1859-1861, 1866, 1867, 1870, and 1871; during the Civil War served as colonel of the One Hundred and Tenth New York Volunteer Infantry; resigned February 3, 1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Thirty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1864; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; again a member of the State assembly in 1884; died in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., October 27, 1892; interment in Riverside Cemetery.