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  • ID: I389289
  • Name: Herbert Henry LEHMAN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 MAR 1878 in New York, NY
  • Event: Elected Lt. Gov. of New York BET 1 JAN 1929 AND 31 DEC 1932
  • Event: Elected Governor of New York BET 1 JAN 1933 AND 3 DEC 1942
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New York BET 3 JAN 1950 AND 3 JAN 1957
  • Death: 5 DEC 1963 in New York, NY
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Military service Col., U.S. Army
  • Event: Pic Herbert Lehman
  • Note:
    LEHMAN, Herbert Henry, a Senator from New York; born in New York City, March 28, 1878; attended Sachs Collegiate Institute in New York City; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1899; employed by the J. Spencer Turner Co., textile manufacturers; in 1908 became partner in Lehman Bros., investment bankers in New York City; during the First World War was commissioned a captain in the United States Army in August 1917, later attained the rank of colonel on the General Staff, and served until April 1919; lieutenant governor of New York 1929-1932; Governor 1933-1942; Director of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations in the State Department, Washington, D.C., 1943; Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 1943-1946; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1946; member of Public Advisory Board of the Economic Cooperation Administration 1948; elected on November 8, 1949, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert F. Wagner; reelected in 1950 and served from November 9, 1949, until January 3, 1957; was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; was a resident of New York City until his death there on December 5, 1963; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.; posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 28, 1964.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Mayer LEHMAN b: 9 JAN 1830 in Bavaria, Germany
    Mother: Babetta NEWGASS

    Marriage 1 Edith Louise ALTSCHUL
    • Married: 1910
    1. Has No Children Hilda LEHMAN
    2. Has No Children Peter LEHMAN
    3. Has No Children John LEHMAN
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