Sunday, 31 August 2008

Lewis E. Lehrman

Lewis E. Lehrman - Founder o/t Investment Firm L. E. Lehrman & Co; Chairman of The Lehrman Institute; Managing Director of Morgan Stanley & Co.; Teacher, Author and Businessman

Lewis E. Lehrman

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1938, Lewis E. Lehrman received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University in 1960, after which he won a Carnegie Teaching Fellowship as an instructor of history on the Yale faculty. Subsequently, he received his master's degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow from Harvard University. He also has been awarded Honorary Degrees from Babson College (Babson Park, MA), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA). In 2005, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush in an Oval office ceremony.

He is presently Senior Partner, L. E. Lehrman & Co., an investment firm he established.

Lehrman ran for Governor of New York in January 1982. Nominated by both the Conservative and Republican parties of New York, Lehrman launched a campaign to rebuild New York, losing narrowly to Mario Cuomo.

In 1983, Lehrman was the Cardinal Cooke honoree of the Archdiocese of New York for his early work in developing the Inner City Scholarship Fund. He has been a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Morgan Library, the Manhattan Institute and the Heritage Foundation. He is a former Chairman of the Committee on Humanities of the Yale University Council.

In April of 1987, Lehrman joined Morgan Stanley & Company, investment bankers, as a Senior Advisor and a Director of Morgan Stanley Asset Management. In 1988, he became a Managing Director of the firm.

Lehrman has written books and articles on American history, national security, and economic and monetary policy. He has co-authored the book Money and the Coming World Order. He has also written on economic, foreign policy and national security issues in publications such as Harper's, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Policy Review.

Lehrman actively lectures and writes on economics and American history. He has published numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton and other historical figures in addition to teaching a seminar on Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg College. He is the managing partner of the Gilder Lehrman Collection, a national resource of American historical documents, now on deposit at the New-York Historical Society, where he is also a trustee. Lehrman is co-founder of the Lincoln Prize, given annually to the best scholarly work published on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He is co-chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History which promotes the teaching of history in American high schools and colleges through seminars, workshops and an extensive website featuring original documents. The Gilder Lehrman Institute is a co-sponsor of the George Washington Book Prize. Lehrman is a trustee of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition which gives the annual Frederick Douglass prize.

He is chairman of The Lehrman Institute, a public policy research and grant making foundation founded in 1972. The Lehrman Institute created The Lincoln Institute, which has promoted the study of America's 16th president - particularly through five web sites (see:

Lewis and Louise Lehrman were married in 1966; they have five children and seven grandchildren.

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush stand with 2005 National Humanities Medal recipients Lewis Lehrman and Richard Gilder, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 in the Oval Office at the White House.
Lewis Lehrman was the founder and chairman of the Citizens for America, a lobby group supporting anticommunist resistance groups around the world. (17,36) Lehrman was also a trustee of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that developed foreign and domestic policy strategies that were influential in the early years of the Reagan administration. (37) Lehrman is also a member of the Knights of Malta. (13)
Lewis E. Lehrman, a convert. Lehrman's $60 million drugstore-chain fortune made him the moneybag of the New York Republican party after Nelson Rockefeller's death. In 1982 he made a bid for the governor's seat against Mario Cuumo in which he was unsuccessful, though supported by a cabal of Knights, including William Buckley, Grace and Bolan. Lehrman served the necessary time at Radio Free Europe and was also on the board of the Heritage Foundation. His Citizens for America lobbied extensively for the Nicaraguan contras.
Lehrman, Lewis SMOM • former executive, Rite Aid
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