Indianapolis Business Journal Profiles John Jewett '44
February 19, 2003
February 19, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - "The arena is my signature effort," says John R. Jewett, an industrial/commercial real estate broker for Colliers Turley Martin Tucker (formerly F. C. Tucker Company Inc.) and a 1944 graduate of DePauw University, of Market Square Arena. Jewett spearheaded the move to build the stadium in downtown Indianapolis and keep the NBA's Indiana Pacers in the city, and is profiled in this week's Indianapolis Business Journal. "I was delighted to be a part of that. People are very kind about it," he tells IBJ.
The article by Katie Maurer notes, "Still married to his college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Marybelle [Bramhall '45], Jewett also remains particularly devoted to the couple's alma mater, DePauw University. With the exception of three years during the war, he has attended the annual Monon Bell game between football rivals DePauw and Wabash College since he was 4 years old."
The story also tells of John Jewett recently being named a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest award that can be granted by the Governor of Indiana, "join[ing] the ranks of astronauts, ambassadors, artists, musicians and other notable citizens who have received the honor. 'I was flabbergasted. I think it's the nicest award that could be given to anybody from Indiana. I've learned since that my getting it was really difficult because I'm a Republican [the current governor, Frank O'Bannon is a Democrat]... so I'm doubly pleased that we got it in what we call an off year,' Jewett joked."Back