Edward Preble Little, American congressman. member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1829-1834, 35-38; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Massachusetts, 32d Congress, December 13, 1852-1853.
He was born in Marshfield in 1791. At the age of nine (in 1800) he was on the U.S. frigate Boston with his father, Capt. George Little, at the suggestion of President John Adams, who gave him a commission as midshipman.
He attended public schools.
He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served from December 13, 1852 to March 3, 1853. He was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-third Congress, but served as collector of customs at the port of Plymouth.
Edward Preble Little was named after Commodore Edward Preble. Edward Preble Little married Edy Rogers (1789-1852) March 13, 1811 in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Source: "John Rogers of Marshfield" 1898 by Josiah H. Drummond, pages 69 and 87.
Little resumed agricultural pursuits, and died in Lynn, Massachusetts on February 6, 1875.
Little served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orin Fowler.