John H. Merrifield was a Vermont politician who served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.
John Hastings Merrifield was born in Newfane, Vermont on June 12, 1847.
He was educated at the common schools of Newfane and Springfield Wesleyan Seminary, and became a farmer.
Merrifield was a Republican. He also operated a general merchandise store for several years, and later worked as Station Agent for the Vermont line of the B & West Railroad. Merrifield was associated with the Vermont House of Representatives for over 30 years, serving as engrossing clerk (1874-1878), a member (1878-1882, 1896), second assistant clerk (1882-1888), first assistant clerk (1890), and clerk (1892-1896).
Merrifield served again as a member from 1902 to 1906 and was Speaker of the House.
He also held several town offices and was appointed county clerk for Windham County in 1897, serving until his death in Brattleboro on December 29, 1906. He was buried at Williamsville Cemetery in Williamsville.