Alfred Henry Littlefield (1829 - 1893)

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About Alfred Henry 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

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