LITTLE, John (1837-1900)

LITTLE, JOHN, a Representative from Ohio; born near Grape Grove, Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio, April 25, 1837; attended the common schools; was graduated from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1862; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Xenia, Ohio; mayor of Xenia 1864-1866; prosecuting attorney of Greene County 1866-1870; member of the State house of representatives 1869-1873; attorney general of Ohio 1873-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); resumed the practice of law; appointed by President Harrison a member of the United States and Venezuela Claims Commission in 1889 and was its chairman; member of the Ohio State Board of Arbitration; trustee of Antioch College 1880-1900; died in Xenia, Ohio, on October 18, 1900; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: 1875-1896. ca. 1 foot.
Correspondence, speech, and booklets about the Venezuelan Commission (1889), of which he was chairman. Inventory in library.