- Category : Business-Entrepreneur
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
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.