Alfred H. Littlefield, Governor

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Alfred Henry Littlefield

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Birthplace: Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sands Littlefield and Deborah Himes
Husband of Rebecca Jane Littlefield

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About Alfred H. Littlefield, Governor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_H._Littlefield

Alfred H. Littlefield (April 2, 1829 – December 21, 1893) was an American politician and the 35th Governor of Rhode Island.


Early life


Littlefield was born in Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island on April 12, 1829. He later became a successful businessman.


Political career


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.


He died on December 21, 1893. He was interred at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island.

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Alfred H. Littlefield, Governor's Timeline

1829
April 1829
Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
1893
December 21, 1893
Age 64
Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States