|born on||11 February 1907|
|Place||Brooklyn NY, USA, 40n38, 73w56|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
American entrepreneur, a builder who created a new culture in American suburbia. It was Lewitt who first applied a full panoply of assembly-line techniques to housing construction, enabling him to put up houses fast and affordable, first offered in Levittown, NY after WW II. In 1941, William and his brother Alfred won a government contract to provide 2,350 housing units for defense workers in Norfolk, VA. With the end of the war, they took their know-how to Long Island and on 7/01/1947, Lewitt, then 40, broke ground on the first of what would be 17,000 homes. In 1968 he sold his company to ITT for $92 million. He died on 1/28/1994, Manhasset, NY.
- Death, Cause unspecified 28 January 1994 at 12:00 noon in Manhasset, NY (Age 86)
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- Work : Contracts, agreements 1941 (Government housing contract)
- Financial : Gain significant money 1968 (Sold the company for $92 million)
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- Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
- Vocation : Building Trades : Contractor (Home builder)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (Assembly line housing)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)