Teresa Little
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First Lady of Idaho
Assumed role
January 7, 2019
GovernorBrad Little
Preceded byLori Otter
Second Lady of Idaho
In role
January 6, 2009 – January 7, 2019
Preceded byVicki Risch
Succeeded byJim McGeachin
(as Second Gentleman)
Personal details
Teresa Soulen

Weiser, Idaho, U.S.
Brad Little
(m. after 1978)
EducationUniversity of Idaho (BA)

Teresa Little (née Soulen) is an American educator and wife of Idaho Governor Brad Little. During her husband's term as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Little was Second Lady of Idaho.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Little was born Teresa Soulen in Weiser, Idaho and raised on a ranch. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics Education with minors in Science and Physical Education from the University of Idaho.[2]


After graduating from college, Little taught high school in Oregon. After marrying Brad Little in 1978, she became a homemaker.[3] During her husband's career in politics, Little has served on many non-profit boards, including Idaho Public Television. She has also acted as an informal advisor to her husband.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Farsijani, Sharon. "Interview with Idaho First Lady Teresa Little". www.kmvt.com. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  2. ^ "Teresa Little". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  3. ^ Idaho, Access. "First Lady Teresa Soulen Little". Office of the Governor. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  4. ^ Rosekrans, Neil. "Meet Brad Little". Brad Little for Idaho. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  5. ^ newsroom@messenger-index, By DEL GRAY. "Idaho's new first lady anchored in traditions". Idaho Press. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  6. ^ Freeman, James (2019-05-16). "Opinion | The Great Idaho Do-Over". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-04-19.