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William Orville Dewitt

baseball executive.

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).

Background

Dewitt, William Orville was born on August 3, 1902 in St. Louis. Son of William Joseph and Lulu May (Sowash) Dewitt.

Education

Student St. Saint Louis University, 1925-1927, Law School, 1928-1931, Washington University, 1927-1928.

Career

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.

Membership

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). Clubs: University (St. Louis).

Connections

Married Margaret Holekamp, March 21, 1936. Children: Joan, Donna Dorothy, William O. Office boy for St.

father:
William Joseph Dewitt

mother:
Lulu May (Sowash) Dewitt

spouse:
Margaret Holekamp

children:
Joan Dewitt

Donna Dorothy Dewitt

William O. Office boy for St Dewitt