Sturgis Sprague DeWitt, known primarily as S. S. DeWitt (September 15, 1914 – February 19, 1998), was a farmer and businessman from Newellton and St. Joseph in Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana who served as a conservative Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1964to 1972.

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  • Sturgis Sprague DeWitt, known primarily as S. S. DeWitt (September 15, 1914 – February 19, 1998), was a farmer and businessman from Newellton and St. Joseph in Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana who served as a conservative Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1964to 1972. In 1963, DeWitt unseated 20-year Representative J. C. Seaman of Waterproof in southern Tensas Parish. He had run unsuccessfully against Seaman in the 1959 primary. In his first term from 1964 to 1968, DeWitt represented only Tensas Parish, but in his second term, he was paired with Lantz Womack of Winnsboro, the seat of government of Franklin Parish, in a combined district including Franklin, Tensas, and Madison parishes. DeWitt was hence the last person to have represented a district which included only Tensas Parish, the least populous of Louisiana's sixty-four parishes. Prior to 1968, all Louisiana parishes had a minimum of one member in the 105-member state House regardless of population. DeWitt lost a bid for a third term in the 1971 primary, and Womack was elected in a redistricted single-member district. After his legislative service, DeWitt switched his affiliation to the Republican Party. (en)
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  • 1914-9-15
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  • 1998-2-19
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  • Louisiana State Representative from Tensas (and Franklin and Madison) parishes
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  • Edith Margaret Wilkerson
  • Edith Sprague Sandoz
  • James Clifton "Cliff" Wilkerson, II
  • Kayle Anne Griffith
  • One great-grandchild:
  • Two grandchildren:
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  • DeWitt was the last legislator to represent a district made up entirely of Tensas Parish, the least populous of Louisiana's sixty-four parishes. After legislative reapportionment into single-member districts, DeWitt lost a bid for renomination in the Democratic primary to colleague Lantz Womack of Winnsboro in Franklin Parish. Thereafter, DeWitt and his wife switched their party affiliation to Republican. DeWitt was an avid tennis player, taking to the courts well into his eighties.
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  • Hazel Green DeWitt
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  • 1964 (xsd:integer)
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  • Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish (later combined with Franklin and Madison parishes) Strugis Sprague "S. S." DeWitt
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  • Sturgis Sprague DeWitt, known primarily as S. S. DeWitt (September 15, 1914 – February 19, 1998), was a farmer and businessman from Newellton and St. Joseph in Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana who served as a conservative Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1964to 1972. (en)
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