Biographical Sketch of Roger Frank Little

Roger Frank Little. An accomplished member of the Champaign bar, Roger Frank Little is a native of Champaign County, acquired his legal education in the University of Illinois, and has been in active and successful practice for the pat eight years.

He was born in Crittenden Township October 19, 1885, and is a son of Egbert P. and Matilda (Merry) Little. His father has lived in Champaign County since 1868 and for many years was a farmer, but is now living retired in the city of Champaign. Other details of the family history will be found on other pages.

Roger F. Little grew up in the country and was educated in the Tolono High School, where he graduated in 1902, after which he had one year in the preparatory school of the University of Illinois. Mr. Little spent six years in the literary and law department of the state university, graduating A. B. in 1907 and LL. B. in 1909. After his admission to the bar he had two years of apprentice experience in the state’s attorney’s office, and in September, 1911, began practice with Judge Boggs. Their partnership was continued until Judge Boggs was elevated to the bench in the summer of 1914. Since then Mr. Little has practiced with Chancy L. Finfrock.

On March 14, 1911, Mr. Little married Miss Julia Bush, a native of Champaign County and a daughter of Jared D. and Ellen (Royal) Bush. Her parents now live in the State of Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Little have two children: Robert Bush, born May 6, 1915; and Richard Roy, born December 16, 1916.

Besides the attention demanded by his growing law practice, Mr. Little has found time to serve the public interests and spent two years on the city council. He is a Republican, a Mason and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



Stewart, J. R. A Standard History of Champaign County Illinois. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York. 1918.

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