NAME, Years Elected to City Council
William C Little (1836-1902) was on the City Council in 1869.
Little was born in Hawaii (his dad was a sailor who brought the family along) which may have made him the first City Councilmember to be born on an island. Educated at Harvard, he came to California in 1854. He worked in the lumber business with Chauncey Taylor and then went to work for the former mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro. After Sutro died, Little managed his estate. Little married Sarah Watkins and had five children. He died of pnuemonia.
Little was head of the "Republican Alliance in Oakland."2
OTHER POSITIONS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
1. "Republican Primary Election in Oakland." The Daily Morning Chronicle: Feb 14, 1869.
2. "WILLIAM LITTLE CALLED BY DEATH: Was Well-Known in Business, National Guard and Social Circles." San Francisco Chronicle: January 15, 1902.