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DEWITT, JOHN R: Attorney; b St Paul, Minn Aug 30, 1896; s of John DeWitt-Agnes B Ryder; ed Council Bluffs HS 1915; Creighton U, Omaha Neb, LLB 1923;m Helen D Brennam Oct 18, 1927 Omaha Neb; s John R II; d Maribeth; during World War enl Apr 11, 1917 Co L 3rd Iowa inf in fed service Co 1 168th inf, 42nd div, O/S France 12 months, Baccarat, Champaigne, Chateau Thierrey fronts, wounded July 28, 1918, disch as priv Jan 28, 1919, Camp Dodge; 1923 adm to Iowa bar; 1923-35 prac law, Council Bluffs; 1925-26 in legal dept of Mutual Benefit Health & Accident Ins Co of Omaha, Dallas Tex, 1926-27 in Chicago off, 1927-30 in Omaha off; 1930-32 prac law, Council bluffs; 1932- ptr in law firm Bryant & DeWitt, Griswold; 1932- city atty, Griswold; 1940- city atty, Lewis; 1939- mbr city lib bd, Griswold; Amer Legion, ch mbr Council bluffs post 2, 7th dist adjt 1921-32 state historian for Iowa Dept of Amer Legion 1922, past comm 1923, 1934, comm, comm Cass Co 1935; 40 & 8, ch mbr; VFW; Cass Co 15th Dist, Iowa St & Amer Bar Assns; Lions, Oak Hill Country Club, Red Oak; BPOE, Council bluffs; KC; Cath Ch; Rep, mbr Rep Service League, 7th dist chmn 1924; wife mbr Alpha Gamma Delta, grad Iowa St Coll, active in Amer Legion aux, cancer control program, & local Girl Scouts; hobby: golf; res Griswold.

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From "Who's Who in Iowa," by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 196.

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