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Herbert Satterthwaite Little, British lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star, 1945; recipient Civic award Seattle, 1946.


Little, Herbert Satterthwaite was born on October 6, 1902 in Manchester, England. Son of George Henry and Jessie Milton (Gearing) Little.


Migrated to the United States 1914, naturalized, 1920. Juris Doctor, U. Washington, 1923, A.M., 1927.


; children—Anne Tucker, Nancy Wardell, Gwendolyn Gearing, Kathy Milton. Admitted to Washington bar, 1923. Associate firm Stratton and Kane, Seattle, 1923-1935.

Member firm Stratton, Leader, Little & Stratton, 1935-1936, Little & Stratton, 1935-1936, Little & Leader, 1936-1941, senior partner successor firms until retirement, 1969. Director Sheetwood Products Company, Gosspulp Corporation, American Pacific Dairy Products, Inc. Visiting lecturer American diplomacy and international relations, Oriental Summer College, Tokyo and Kyoto Imperial universities, Japan, 1931.

Chairman American Foundation World Court Committee for Washington, 1930-1934. American delegate international conference Institute Pacific Relations, 1936, 47, 50. Lecturer international law Institute World Affairs, Riverside, California, 1939, 40.

Chairman Seattle chapter Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, 1941. Member Washington branch Commission to Study Organisation of Peace, 1941. Board of directors Washington Association Mental Health, Near East Foundation.

Chairman Northwest branch American Council Institute Pacific Relations, 1946-1947, trustee, 1946-1949. Board regents U. Washington, 1960-1965, president, 1964-1965. Trustee Young Men’s Christian Association, Wesley Foundation, 1930-1940, Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Executive Committee), 1946-1950.

President Japanese International Trade Fair, Seattle, 1951. Director International Trade Fair, Inc., 1951-1960. Member National Advisory Committee International Judicial Procedure.

Director American Committee United Europe, 1950. Major, Army of the United States, Office Undersec. War, 1942-1943, Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1946.

Then lieutenant colonel, chief branch.


Member council section international and comparative law, Council Foreign Relations New York. Member International, Inter-American, Federal, American, Seattle, Washington, bar associations, American Society International Law (executive council, vice president), U. Washington Alumni Association (president 1935-1936), Japan, China, Philippines Socs. of Seattle (director), Phi Alpha Delta, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha. Clubs: Rainier (Seattle).


Married Katharyn Stubbs, September 30, 1939 (divorced 1970). Children: Anne Tucker, Nancy Wardell, Gwendolyn Gearing, Kathy Milton.

George Henry Little

Jessie Milton (Gearing) Little

Katharyn Stubbs

Anne Tucker Little

Nancy Wardell Little

Gwendolyn Gearing Little

Kathy Milton Little