Senator Herbert Henry Lehman

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Senator Herbert Henry Lehman

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: December 5, 1963 (85)
New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Valhalla, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Mayer Low Lehman and Babette Lehman
Husband of Edith Louise Lehman
Father of Peter Gerald Lehman; John Robert Lehman and Hilda Jane de Vadetzky
Brother of Sigmund Mayer Lehman; Lisette (Settie) Fatman; Arthur Lehman; Irving Lehman; Harriet Goodhart and 2 others

Occupation: Governor Of New York, Governor/Senator New York
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About Senator Herbert Henry Lehman

Herbert Henry Lehman, 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.

45th governor of New York from 1933-1942, and US Senator from 1950-1957, first director general of the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Considered one of the most influential Jews in US history. Close advisor to FDR. Father was founder of Lehman Brothers investment firm.

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Senator Herbert Henry Lehman's Timeline

March 28, 1878
New York, New York, NY, USA
January 17, 1917
Age 38
Age 41
Age 42
December 5, 1963
Age 85
New York, NY, USA
Valhalla, NY, USA