All his life Stimson Bullitt has belonged to Seattle, with excursions elsewhere that included undergraduate years at Yale and four years in the Navy during World War II.
Bullitt is a ninth-generation American lawyer. His first political activity was a letter-writing campaign in 1942 in defense of Japanese Americans.
He has taken part in civic affairs, locally and nationally, in the fields of government reorganization, political process reforms, race relations, foreign affairs, and conservation.
Among honors he has received, perhaps the best known was his inclusion on Nixon's "Enemies List." He is the author of To Be a Politician.