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Lawyer

Nathan Whitman Littlefield, American lawyer. Member Rhode Island Senate, 1897-1898; member of commission for revising judicial system of the state, 1904-1905; member of commission for dividing State of Rhode Island into representative districts, and of committee for drafting laws to carry amendment of state constitution into effect, 1910.

Background

Littlefield, Nathan Whitman was born on May 21, 1846 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Rufus Ames and Abigail Russel (Whitman) Littlefield.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (valedictorian), Dartmouth, 1869, honorary Master of Arts, 1909. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1876.

Career

Principal Newport (Rhode Island) High School, 1871-1873. Principal high school and superintendent schools, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1873-1874. Admitted to Boston bar, 1876, Rhode Island bar, 1877, and since in practice at Providence.

Leading counsel for depositors in reorganization of Union Trust Company of Providence.

Membership

Member Rhode Island Senate, 1897-1898. Member of commission for revising judicial system of the state, 1904-1905. Member of commission for dividing State of Rhode Island into representative districts, and of committee for drafting laws to carry amendment of state constitution into effect, 1910.

Connections

Married Arletta V. Redman, August 13, 1873. Married second, Mary Wheaton Ellis, December, 1886. Children: Nathan Whitman, Alden.

father:
Rufus Ames Littlefield

mother:
Abigail Russel (Whitman) Littlefield

spouses:
Arletta V. Redman

Mary Wheaton Ellis

children:
Nathan Whitman Littlefield

Alden Littlefield