From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Little, Chester H.

(born: 1907  -  died: 1983) 

Chester H. Little was born October 12, 1907, in Paducah, KY. He was a community and civic leader who held a number of positions in various organizations, including first vice president of the Malleable Foundry Employee Credit Union in Indianapolis, IN, and president of the Marion County Council on Aging.

In 1956, Little was president of the Progressive Community Club in Indianapolis and led the organization when it became a member of the Federation of Associated Clubs (FAC). Little was the first vice president of FAC from 1956-1978. He was also on the board of directors of the Indianapolis Urban League, and captain of the auxiliary police.

Little received an honorary degree in 1971 from Indiana Christian University. Little retired from the Eli Lillie Company, where he was an assistant lab technician.

Little died in Indianapolis on February 22, 1983. He was the son of Henry and Fannie Little and the husband of Leone Bryson Little. He is buried in Washington Park-North, in Indianapolis.

For more see the Progressive Community Club Collection, 1940-1982 at the Indiana Historical Society; Who's Who Among African Americans, 1980-2004; and Indiana Death Certificate State #83-009653 (

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