Demetrius C. Newton (born March 15, 1928 in Fairfield) is speaker pro tempore of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing Alabama House District 53 and a former city attorney for the city of Birmingham.
Newton graduated from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1949 and earned his juris doctorate at Boston University in 1952. He went on to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
He was a managing partner in the firm of Newton & May and now practices alone, specializing in employer discrimination cases. He served as municipal judge for the city of Brownville from 1972 to 1978. He was elected to the state legislature in 1986 and is now in his sixth term. He was elected by his colleagues as speaker pro tempore in 1998.