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Joseph James LITTLE


LITTLE, Joseph James, a Representative from New York; born in Bristol, England, June 5, 1841; immigrated to the United States in 1846 with his parents, who settled in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y.; attended the common schools; apprenticed to the local printer and entered a New York book-printing office to complete his trade; served in the Union Army 1862-1864 as corporal, first sergeant, and first lieutenant; established a printing business in 1867 at New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roswell P. Flower and served from November 3, 1891, to March 3, 1893; was not a candidate for renomination in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; served as commissioner of education and president of the board of education of New York City; engaged in the printing and publishing business until his death in New York City on February 11, 1913; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

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

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