Nathaniel Swett Littlefield Edit Profile
He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Bridgton.
He served as postmaster from 1827 to 1841, and held local office, including selectman. He was appointed secretary of the Maine State Senate. He was elected to the Maine Senate, and served 1837 to 1839.
In 1838 he served as the Senate's President pro Tempore. Littlefield was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843). After his term he returned to Bridgton and resumed the practice of law.
He was elected to the Thirty-first Congress, March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851, and served as chairman of the Agriculture Committee. He was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-second Congress. He died in Bridgton on August 15, 1882.
His interment was in the High Street Cemetery.
Littlefield was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1854, and was a delegate to the 1866 National Union Convention in Philadelphia.