Larry W. Dewitt is the former public historian at the U. S. Social Security Administration. He was a Fellow at the Council for Excellence in Government during 1993–1994, and is a member of the Society for History in the Federal Government and the Organization of American Historians. A member of the National Academy of Social Insurance since 1998, Mr. DeWitt received his B.S. in psychology from Northern Arizona University and did graduate work in History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University. He completed his M.A. in Historical Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and is currently a doctoral student in Public Policy, also at UMBC. An author of numerous articles and essays, Mr. DeWitt is also the creator of http://www.socialsecurity.gov/history, one of the largest history-related web sites in the federal government. In 2013 he published The Other Welfare. Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy with Edward D. Berkowitz.