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Elisha Litchfield (July 12, 1785 Canterburymarker, Windham County, ConnecticutmarkerAugust 4, 1859 Cazenovia, Madison County, New Yorkmarker) was an American politician who served as a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Life

He attended the common schools, and learned the carpenter's trade. He moved to Onondaga County, New Yorkmarker, and settled in Delphi (now Delphi Fallsmarker) in 1812. He fought in the War of 1812 and was promoted to Major. He served as Justice of the Peace and supervisor of Onondaga County. He was appointed postmaster of Delphi November 28, 1817, and served until June 25, 1821.

He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1819, from 1831 to 1833, in 1844, and in 1848, and was its speaker in 1844.

Litchfield was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and as one of the Crawford Democratic-Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821March 3, 1825). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress.

He moved to Cazenovia in 1838 and died there on August 4, 1859. He was interred in the City Cemetery, Delphi Falls.

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