Arthur L. Littleworth, nationally renowned water law attorney, civic leader, published author, and the subject of a feature-length television biography in 2020, died Oct. 18, at his Riverside home in the company of family. He was 98.
Born in Anderson on May 2, 1923, to parents Roy and Rose Littleworth and raised modestly in Los Angeles from age 2, Mr. Littleworth attended Los Angeles public schools and graduated high school in February, 1941, No. 1 in his class, and was the Yale Pacific Coast Regional Scholarship recipient. He joined the Naval reserves at Yale University during WWII, graduating in 1944 and receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors in three years, then served on the USS Currituck from 1944-46 for the 7th fleet of the US Naval Air Force in the South Pacific theater.