Edward Campbell LITTLE, Congress, KS (1858-1924)


LITTLE, Edward Campbell, a Representative from Kansas; born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, December 14, 1858; moved to Kansas in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Olathe; attended the public schools of Abilene, Kans., and was graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1883; connected with the Santa Fe Railroad for several years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Lawrence, Kans.; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1888; city attorney of Ness City in 1889; prosecuting attorney of Dickinson County 1890-1892; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1892; United States diplomatic agent and consul general with rank of Minister Resident to Egypt in 1892 and 1893; private secretary to Gov. John W. Leedy in 1896 and 1897; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1897; lieutenant colonel of the Twentieth Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War in 1898 and 1899; received Spanish War and Philippine Campaign Medals for services in the Philippines; settled in Kansas City, Kans., in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, until is death in Washington, D.C., June 27, 1924; chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses); interment in the City Cemetery, Abilene, Kans.

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