With today’s news of the passing of Stimson Bullitt, we went back into our video archives from last February when he spoke at the dedication of the history wall at Homer Harris park. I remembered his quiet but thoughtful speech at that event, where he mentioned having sought out Mr. Harris because of a personal quest to “meet the best people”, having heard of Mr. Harris’s legendary performance on Garfield’s football team.
Mr. Bullitt was the son of KING Broadcasting founder Dorthy Bullitt, and an heir to that old timber, real-estate, and broadcasting fortune. He served for a time as president of KING Broadcasting.
One of his most visible landmarks left on the city is the large Harbor Steps development along first avenue near the market.
Mr. Bullitt was 89.