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Hartwell Arthur Lewis

Hartwell Arthur Lewis, American venture capitalist.

Background

  • Lewis, Hartwell Arthur was born on March 18, 1927 in Abbeville, Louisiana, United States. Son of William Slaughter and Laura (Lee) Lewis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Southwest Louisiana, 1949.

    Career

    • Salesman Burroughs Corporation, New Orleans, 1949-1954. Manager C.R. Patterson Agency, Inc., Houma, Louisiana, 1954-1968. Vice president Harlan of Louisiana, Inc., 1968-1975, Bayly, Martin & Fay of Louisiana, Houma, 1975-1983, president, 1983-1985.

      President, owner Capital for Terrebonne, Inc., from 1985. President Louisiana Association Insurance Agents, Baton Rouge, 1963-1964, Private Industry Council, Houma, 1981-1983. Vice-chairman Housing Authority Houma, 1966-1985.

    Membership

    Lay advisor to board directors Perkins School Theology, since 1986. Board directors United Way, 1988-1994. Treasurer Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, 1990-1991, president, 1992-1994.

    Board commissioners Hospital Service District 1, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, 1994. Chairman 1st United Methodist Church, Houma, 1989-1990, member finance committee, 1985-1991, treasurer, since 1993. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

    Member Bayou Board Realtors (president 1961-1962, Terrebonne C. of Chamber (board directors 1958-1994), Rotary (board directors 1986-1991, past president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Stained glass.

    Connections

    • Married Mentor Pourciau, February 14, 1952. Children: Laura Lewis Millet, Hartwell A. Junior.
    • father: William Slaughter Lewis
    • mother: Laura (Lee) Lewis
    • spouse: Mentor Pourciau
    • children: Laura Lewis Millet Lewis
    • Hartwell A. Junior Lewis
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    Died March 12, 2007
    (aged 79)
    Nationality
    • 1949
      University Southwest Louisiana
    • 1949 - 1954
      Salesman Burroughs Corporation
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1954 - 1968
      manager, C.R. Patterson Agency
      Houma, Louisiana, United States
    • 1968 - 1975
      vice president, Harlan of Louisiana
    • 1975 - 1983
      vice president, Harlan of Louisiana
      Houma, Louisiana, United States