Elisha Litchfield Edit Profile
He attended the common schools, and learned the carpenter's trade.
In 1812, he removed to Delphi. He fought in the War of 1812 and was promoted to Major. He was a Justice of the Peace and Supervisor of Onondaga County.
He abandoned carpentry, and became a merchant. He was appointed Postmaster of Delphi on November 28, 1817, and served until June 25, 1821. Litchfield was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th, and as a Crawford Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1825.
Afterwards he removed to Cazenovia and died there on August 4, 1859. He was buried at the City Cemetery in Delphi Falls.
He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1819. He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1831, 1832, 1833 and 1844, and was Speaker in 1844.