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George Stanley Littlejohn (1861–1923)

The death took place suddenly yesterday afternoon of Mr. George Stanley Littlejohn, one of the principals of the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Co., merchants, at the age of 61 years. Mr. Littlejohn, after attending a meeting of the Board of Health, of which he was a member, returned to his office apparently in the best of health, but a few minutes later died at his desk. 

He was born in London on August 16, 1862, but left the old country when two years of age, and was educated at the Sydney Grammar School and Fort-street. Returning to Great Britain, he finished his education at the Edinburgh High School, and then came back to New South Wales and entered the business of Messrs. Scott, Henderson, and Co., of which his father was the owner. 

Mr. Littlejohn was twice president of the Chamber of Commerce—1903 and 1904—and was also the commercial representative on the Board of Health. He represented the Pure Foods Advisory Committee in the Chamber of Commerce. He was on the local board of the National Mutual Life Association, and also the local board of the London Bank of Australia until the amalgamation with the E. S. and A. Bank. He held the position of hon. treasurer of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales for many years, and at the time of his death was honorary treasurer of the Women's College. He was also one of the hon. treasurers of the National Association for many years. 

Among other public position he occupied were those of chairman of the Commercial Education Sectional Committee, and trustee of the Savings Bank of New South Wales until the reorganisation took place. He was also a Royal Commissioner on the decline of the birth rate in 1904. 

He has left a widow and four children Miss Maisie Littlejohn, Mr. George Littlejohn (who returned to Sydney yesterday by the Niagara), Miss Agnes Littlejohn, and Master Orsmond Littlejohn. Four brothers survive him—Mr. R. S. Littlejohn (of the Public Works Department), Dr. E. S. Littlejohn, of Croydon, Mr. A. N. Littlejohn (of the firm of Vindin and Littlejohn, solicitors), and Mr. Albert Littlejohn (of Scott, Henderson, and Co.). 

The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at the South Head Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • interview, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 1907, p 8

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