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William Levitt

AKA William Jaird Levitt

Born: 11-Feb-1907
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 28-Jan-1994
Location of death: Manhasset, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Levittown

Military service: US Navy (three years, Seabees, WWII)

Creator of the first mass-produced suburb, Levittown New York (17,000 units, priced below $8,000, black people need not apply) and later another Levittown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and a third in New Jersey. Sold business to ITT in 1968, $92M. He lost much of this fortune in later ventures.

Father: Abraham Levitt
Brother: Alfred

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 3-Jul-1950

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