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Robert Lehman

Lehman Brothers and Company

1925 - 1969

Finance

Military ServiceArmy
1920 b. 1891
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateYale University
Personal
Born-Died1891 - 1969
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Lehman firmly hitched the bank’s future to consumption rather than production, and in so doing, he led Lehman Brothers to the number one position among New York investment firms. Under his leadership, the bank concentrated its investments on airlines, entertainment (radio and motion pictures) and retailing. He was also the first one to invite non-family members to become partners in the firm.