Lehman, Herbert Henry

   US banker, political leader and humanitarian. A partner in the family bank of Lehman Bros., Herbert Lehman was elected lieutenant-governor of New York State in 1928 and governor in 1932, an office he held for ten years. His administration was marked by the New Deal social philosophy.
   In 1945–6, Lehman served as the first director-general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) set up to deal with the urgent problems of war-torn Europe, newly liberated from Nazi occupation. He was US senator for New York from 1949–56. A courageous liberal, he publicly opposed the McCarthyism of the period and the restrictive Walter-McCarran immigration act.
   Lehman was one of the founders and active leaders of the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). He supported free immigration into Palestine and helped organize economic institutions for its development. After the birth of Israel, he strongly backed it inside and outside the Senate, and he was chairman of the national committee for Israel’s Tenth Anniversary.

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  • Lehman, Herbert Henry — (1878 1963)    Herbert Lehman, New York’s longest serving governor, began work in a textile company in 1899. By 1906, he had risen to vice president and treasurer of the company. In 1908, he joined his father’s investment banking company, Lehman… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Lehman, Herbert Henry — (1878 1963)    American banker, politician and statesman. He worked for his father s banking and investment firm, Lehman Bros. During his political career he served as lieutenant governor of New York State (1928 32), governor of New York State… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Herbert H. Lehman — Herbert Henry Lehman (* 28. März 1878 in New York City; † 5. Dezember 1963 ebenda) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker und von 1933 bis 1942 Gouverneur des Bundesstaates New York. Zwischen 1949 und 1957 vertrat er seinen Staat im US Senat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lehman Brothers — Industry Investment services Fate Chapter 11 bankruptcy Founded 1850, Montgomery, Alabama, US …   Wikipedia

  • Herbert H. Lehman — Herbert Henry Lehman Senador de los Estados Unidos por Nueva York 3 de enero de 1950 – 3 de enero de 1957 Predecesor …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Lehman — (anglicized; German: Lehmann ) is a common Germanic surname derived from the German word Lehen , meaning fiefdom and Mann , meaning man. People with the surname * Bruce Lehman, American patent lawyer * David Lehman, American poetry editor *… …   Wikipedia

  • Herbert H. Lehman High School — Infobox Secondary school name = Herbert Lehman High School principal = Dr. Janet Saraceno type = Public secondary grades = 9–12 city = The Bronx, New York state = New York country = USA enrollment = 4240 established = 1970 website =… …   Wikipedia

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