December 19, 1840|
Clinton, New York
|Died||April 12, 1917
St. Augustine, Florida
|Institutions||Florida State Legislature
Mayor (St. Augustine)
State School for the Deaf and Blind
St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science
|Known for||St. Augustine Monster|
DeWitt Webb (December 19, 1840 Clinton, Oneida County, New York – April 12, 1917 St. Augustine, Florida) was a physician, politician, and amateur naturalist. He was the founder, and for 34 years President, of the St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science.
Webb moved to St. Augustine in 1880. He was a member of the St. Augustine Free Public Library Association. Professionally, Webb was a practicing doctor at Flagler Hospital and was head doctor at the State School for the Deaf and Blind. He was also the Acting Assistant Surgeon and Medical Officer at Fort Marion at the time when Native Americans lived there during the 1880s. Webb was a member of the Florida State Legislature and Mayor of St. Augustine in 1911 and 1912.
The Webb Building at the Oldest House of the St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science was built in 1923 in his memory.
- Ellis, R. 1994. Monsters of the Sea. Robert Hale, London.