Walter T. Wittman was the son of Carl and Mary (Thalmeyer) Wittman, and father of Jane Vandebogart and Carl Wittman.
Walter, or “Walt” as he was known in the family, was good natured, humorous, and well liked. He was a lawyer specializing in school and municipal law, and secretly held firm beliefs in Communism, which came out in his travel destinations. He and his wife Jeanette, sometimes accompanied by his daughter Jane, visited virtually every Soviet and socialist country (except China where he was not allowed to enter at the time). This document is a summary of his accomplishments, including his civil rights work, and was compiled by his daughter.
A sampling of obituaries of Walter Thurston Wittman: