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A memorial service for Nick will be held on March 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall at Harvard University. The address is 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.
“Nick was a brilliant, amazingly talented and kind man. Teddy loved him dearly, and so did I. This country is a better place and people who may never know his name have better lives because of Nick Littlefield. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute wouldn’t be what it is today without Nick’s commitment and leadership, and we will forever be thankful.” - Victoria Reggie Kennedy
Nick served on Senator Kennedy’s staff as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions from 1989 to 1998 which spanned the contentious period of the ambitious conservative Republican Contract with America in which Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House and President Bill Clinton was in the White House. Nick wrote of that time in a book published in 2015, Lion of the Senate, and described Senator Kennedy’s role in finding ways to make progress even amid strong political cross currents.
After leaving Senator Kennedy’s staff, Nick returned to Massachusetts where he resumed the practice of law and continued advocating for health care for all Americans. He was a key player in the passage of the prescription drug benefit in Medicare in 2003.