William Orville Dewitt, American baseball executive. Member Major League Executive Council, 1948-1950, and from 77; member Committee to Select Veterinary Players to Baseball Hall of Fame, from 1972.; Member Missouri Bar Association, Bar Association St. Louis, Delta Theta Phi, Alpha Sigma Nu.; Mason (33 degree, Shriner).
Manager, 1936-1948, president, 1949-1951, vice president, 1952-1953. Stenographer St. Louis Cardinals, 1917-1925, treasurer, 1926-1935, vice president, 1936. Assistant general manager New York Yankees, 1954-1956.
Baseball coordinator, 1957-1959. President Detroit Baseball Company, 1959-1960. Vice president, general manager Cincinnati Baseball Club Company, 1960-1961.
President, general manager, owner Cincinnati Reds, 1961-1966. Baseball consultant, 1967-1972. President William O. DeWitt & Associates.
Chairman of the Board Cincinnati Coliseum Corporation, Chicago White Sox, from 1975.