Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 906-907 transcribed on May 8, 2001.


George W. Littick

GEORGE W. LITTICK. - The state of Illinois has contributed a due quota to the personnel of the bar of Wyandotte county, and among the valued and prominent legal practitioners thus to be classified is Mr. Littick, who has been engaged in the practice of his profession in Kansas City, the thriving metropolis and county seat of Wyandotte county, for nearly a quarter of a century and who has long controlled a large and representative clientage, with incidental interposition in much important litigation in the courts of this section of the state.

George W. Littick was born at Taylorville, Christian county, Illinois, on the 21st of September, 1861, and is a son of Marcus A. and Mary (Bowles) Littick, the former of whom was born in Ohio and the latter in Fayette county, Illinois. The lineage of the Littick family is traced back to sterling German origin and the name has been identified with the annals of America for several generations. George W. Littick was reared to adult age on the homestead farm of his father in Christian county, Illinois, and after due preliminary discipline in the public schools he entered McKendree College, at Lebanon, Illinois, in which excellent institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1883, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In this institution he had also been a student in the law department, and such was his advancement in his technical knowledge that he was admitted to the bar of his native state in 1883. After his graduation he returned to the home of his parents, who had in the meanwhile removed to Southwest City, Missouri, and in 1884 he located at Oswego, the judicial center of Labette county, Kansas, where he was engaged in the practice of his profession until 1887, when he came to Wyandotte county and established his residence in Kansas City, where he has since given his entire time and attention to the work of his profession, in which his talents and his close application have given him recognized precedence as one of the leading members of the bar of this section of the state. At various periods he has been associated in professional partnership alliances, but he is at the present time conducting an independent practice, and that of broad scope and importance.

In politics Mr. Littick is aligned as a supporter of the cause of the Republican party, and he is an effective exponent of its principles and policies. He has been an active and valued campaign worker, but has never manifested any personal ambition for the honors or emoluments of public office. Both he and his wife hold to the Christian Science faith and are active in the local church of this denomination, as are they also in connection with the best social life of their home city.

The year 1892 witnessed the marriage of Mr. Littick to Miss Katharine D. Lewis, daughter of John Dean Lewis, who was long numbered among the leading members of the bar of Wyandotte county with whom Mr. Littick was associated in practice for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Littick have no children.



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