Businessman, conservationist Stimson Bullitt dies in West Seattle

Published this morning at and Stimson Bullitt died over the weekend at his home in south West Seattle. He was well-known in the region for a variety of endeavors including conservation activism and running KING-TV in what was considered its heyday, a time when it drew national fame for quality local news broadcasts and other programs; he was a son of its founder, the legendary Dorothy Stimson Bullitt. He also founded Harbor Properties, which currently has three project sites in West Seattle, the almost-open Mural Apartments (WSB sponsor), the future mixed-use Link at 38th/Alaska, and the motel site (no design proposal yet) at 36th/Alaska. And one more note: As is written on his own website (from which the photo at left was taken), “Among honors he has received, perhaps the best known was Nixon’s ‘Enemies List’.” Stimson Bullitt was less than 2 months away from his 90th birthday.

6 Replies to "Businessman, conservationist Stimson Bullitt dies in West Seattle"

  • cass nevada April 20, 2009 (11:17 am)

    Sad day, and significant West Seattle/Seattle loss. Condolences to the Bullitt family. I love that he considered it an honor to be on Nixon’s Enemies List. Indeed!

  • Eilis Flynn April 20, 2009 (12:42 pm)

    What an amazing family.

  • Ken April 20, 2009 (12:54 pm)

    To be a politician / Stimson Bullitt ; foreword by David Reisman.

    His book is great. Last updated in 1994. He was amazing to talk to and will be sorely missed.

    Copies are available at the library Amazon and UW press.

  • vlado April 20, 2009 (2:27 pm)

    Stimson Bullitt was one of those people that I considered virtually immortal. In addition to all of his great accomplishments that are so well known, he was also a remarkable rock climber well into his 80’s. I remember being awestruck when I saw a photo of him a few years ago leading an advanced route that would be a challenge to a man 50 years younger. That is how I will remember him, a splendid sinewy form with bleeding knuckles on the side of the mountain, with a look of complete and total focus to the task at hand.

  • Julie April 20, 2009 (4:44 pm)

    We are richer for his life, and poorer for his loss.

  • lina April 20, 2009 (8:25 pm)

    He was an amazing man from an amazing family. i remember climbing at vertical world a few years ago, meeting him and thinking, dang- i hope i can still do this at his age. i was totally inspired. i have later learned of more of his accomplishments aside from climbing and am even more moved. he leaves a great legacy-

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