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Edward Preble LITTLE

(1791-1875)

LITTLE, Edward Preble, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Mass., November 7, 1791; attended the public schools; 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 Adams, who gave him a commission as midshipman; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1829-1834 and 1835-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orin Fowler and served from December 13, 1852, to March 3, 1853; was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-third Congress; served as collector of customs at the port of Plymouth, Mass., 1853-1857; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Lynn, Mass., on February 6, 1875; interment in the Congregational Church Cemetery, Marshfield Hills, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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