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Hartwell Arthur Lewis

venture capitalist

Hartwell Arthur Lewis, American venture capitalist.


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


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Southwest Louisiana, 1949.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Stained glass.


Married Mentor Pourciau, February 14, 1952. Children: Laura Lewis Millet, Hartwell A. Junior.

William Slaughter Lewis

Laura (Lee) Lewis

Mentor Pourciau

Laura Lewis Millet Lewis

Hartwell A. Junior Lewis