Levitt, William Jaird

   Born in Brooklyn, New York, William Levitt became president of his father’s building company in 1939 at the age of 22. After the war, he was responsible for building the mass-produced, identical, affordable single-family homes in Levittowns in several northeastern states. The rapid-assembly homes could be built at the rate of 36 a day. Levitt sold his company to International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) in 1968 for $492 million. He attempted to develop similar schemes overseas but was unsuccessful and retired in 1982.

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