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Reminiscences of Herbert Henry Lehman : oral history, 1961.

Creator: Lehman, Herbert H. 1878-1963.
Project: Herbert H. Lehman project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 785 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Governor, senator.

Scope and Contents

Family background, boyhood in New York, N.Y.; Williams College; Lehman Brothers; textile business; World War I, Army and Navy Quartermaster Corps; Lillian Wald, United Jewish Appeal; Alfred E. Smith; election in 1928 as Lieutenant Governor under Franklin D. Roosevelt; Governorship of New York, 1932-42; Prohibition and Repeal, crime investigation, public housing, labor and social welfare, relations with Tammany Hall, significant legislation, gubernatorial campaigns, Geoghan trial, Druckman case. Director General, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and post World War II problems. New York Reform movement; election to United States Senate, 1949, and fight against McCarthyism; impressions of many public figures.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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