Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989)


Born in Wilmington, May 4, 1912.

Mr. Hewlett was a practicing attorney in Wilmington from 1934 until 1989.  His legacy lives through the firm of Hewlett, Collins and Allard.

Mr. Hewlett was a graduate of Wake Forest College and Wake Forest Law School and was a Life Trustee of Wake Forest College.

Mr. Hewlett served his country as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Mr. Hewlett was a defender of the rights of the common man.  He never let a just cause go unchampioned.  He never declined when the person could not pay a fee.

Mr. Hewlett served in the North Carolina House of Representatives for several years and was Speaker of the House in 1959.

Mr. Hewlett was active in the development of Wilmington College, now the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, serving on the Board of Trustees for many years and as its Chairman from 1975 to 1979.  Mr. Hewlett was awarded the first Honorary LLD Degree from UNCW in 1971 and in 1979 Addison Hewlett Dormitory was named in his honor.