Dr. Albert Leopold Vitter, III

Person ID: I8 


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  • Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • Al was known for his strict standards in girlfriends, which revolved around how well they made German chocolate cakes. Later in college, it shifted to pecan pie. The standard joke was that Mimi always made pecan pie on Thursday nights when Al would be there. Al was often kidded for the long length (5.5 years) of his courtship with Alison, but actually it paled in comparison to the courtship durations of Alison's sisters Mary and Peggy.

      Al got a 1967 Mustang convertible just before leaving for college. He got his Mustang stolen one day in New York City. Dede's friend Irquid misheard that Al's "moustache" was stolen, and that story caused much confusion and concern. Actually it would have been more accurate to think that Al's sideburns were stolen. Until the late 1970s, Al was fond of wearing long sideburns, despite the fact that on one side his sideburn had an inch-long empty gap right in the middle, below which there was some puffy whiskers. Al sold his Mustang and cut his sideburns at roughly the same time.

      Al's favorite colors were navy blue and navy blue. He was also fond of having pictures of famous mathematicians and scientists on the walls in his office. His son "Little Al" grew up thinking that Einstein was one of his uncles.
    Siblings
     1. Martha Louise Vitter (ID:I9)
     2. Donna Vitter (ID:I10)
     3. John Mark Vitter, MD (ID:I11)
     4. Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vitter (ID:I1785),   b. 13 Nov 1955, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. U. S. Senator David Bruce Vitter (ID:I12)

    Parents

    Family ID: F5296 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Albert Leopold Vitter, Jr. (ID:I15155),   b. 23 Dec 1915, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 2003, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Audrey Malvina St. Raymond (ID:I16565),   b. 20 Dec 1920, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2005, Atlanta, De Kalb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1943  St. Matthias Catholic Church, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Mimi & Pere's Wedding
    Mimi & Pere's Wedding
    Mimi & Pere's Wedding Day
    Reference Number 1474 

    Family

    Family ID: F7 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 21 Feb 2021   
    Wife Alison Dillon Voros (ID:I1176) 
    Children 
      1. Margaret Louise Vitter (ID:I1177)
      2. Albert Leopold Vitter, IV (ID:I1178)
  • Histories
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    We couldn't bury Audrey "Mimi" (née St. Raymond) Vitter in New Orleans at the time of her death because of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When her body was brought back home for reburial eight months later, it was a time for several family events and to celebrate her life.
    Uriah & Ann Hayden: Colonial Shipbuilder and Entrepreneur
    Uriah & Ann Hayden: Colonial Shipbuilder and Entrepreneur
    Building a strong and vital navy helped win independence and launch the U. S. A., and Connecticut colonial shipbuilder Uriah Hayden and his wife Ann (née Starkey) Hayden played key roles, right in their own backyard.
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
    Articles
    <em>Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home</em>
    Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
    Judge Wendy Vitter put together a wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998, entitled Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home. The cook book consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's.

    When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1000] Newspaper, Magazine, or Media Outlet.
      1943
      Audrey St. Raymond and Albert Vitter Wedding Announcement, newspaper from 1943 Document
      Audrey St. Raymond and Albert Vitter Wedding Announcement, newspaper from 1943 Document
      Audrey St. Raymond and Albert Vitter wedding announcement from, 27 Jun 1943.


    2. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires.
      Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/ALandAudreyVitter.php