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Herbert H. Lehman

Herbert Henry Lehman was a Democratic Party politician from New York. He was the 45th Governor of New York , and represented New York in the United States Senate .

Major achievements

  • In 1963 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Lehman College of the City University of New York is named after him; a bust of Lehman, by sculptor John Belardo, was dedicated there in September 2005.

    The High School of American Studies at Lehman College is located on the campus. College dormitories are named in his honor at Williams College, the University at Buffalo, and at Binghamton University.

    A ship on the Staten Island Ferry, The Governor Herbert H. Lehman, is named for him.

    There is a Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University. His papers were donated to the Columbia University Libraries and are housed in the social sciences library – which is also named in his honor. In addition, Columbia has a Herbert Lehman Professorship of government, which is currently held by Mahmood Mamdani. Columbia's sister school, Barnard College, has a building named in Lehman's honor; it houses Barnard's library and some social sciences departments. Williams College, his alma mater, named a dormitory after him in 1928.

    Lehman High School located on Westchester Square in The Bronx, New York (est. 1974) is also named in his honor.

    In 1974, Herbert H. Lehman was inducted into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

    Moshav Liman in northern Israel is named after him.

    Lehman's quote, "It is immigrants who brought this land the skills of their hands and brains to make of it a beacon of opportunity and hope for all men." is inscribed on the extended-pages version of the American Passport on page 45.


Party affiliation: Democratic Party


Denomination: Jewish



Politicians: Franklin Delano Roosevelt


  • father: Mayer Lehman
  • Wife: Edith Louise Altschul
  • Son: John
  • Son: Peter
  • Daughter: Hilda
  • brother: Arthur
  • cousin: Philip
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  • 1899
    Williams College
  • 1929 - 1932
    Lieutenant Governor
    New York, Orient
  • 1933 - 1942
    New York
  • 1943 - 1946
    Director General, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • 1949 - 1957
    politician, United States Senate


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    • Political offices
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    • United States Senate
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    • Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate from New York (Class 1)
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