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Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

This specific family group is a subset of the much larger Three Thousand Related Politicians group. An individual may be listed with more than one subset.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  Henry Morgenthau (1856-1946) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Mannheim, Germany, April 26, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1913-16; director, Underwood Typewriter Company; director, Equitable Life Assurance Society of U.S.; president, Herald Square Realty Company; director, Mt. Sinai Hospital. Jewish. Died following a cerebral hemorrhage, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1946 (age 90 years, 213 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lazarus Morgenthau and Babette (Guggenheim) Morgenthau; married, May 10, 1883, to Josephine Sykes; father of Henry Morgenthau Jr.; grandfather of Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019).
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Irving Lehman Irving Lehman (1876-1945) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 28, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1909-23; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1924-39; chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1940-45. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Jewish Committee. Died, of a heart ailment, in Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y., September 22, 1945 (age 69 years, 237 days). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mayer Lehman (1830-1897) and Babette (Newgass) Lehman; brother of Herbert Henry Lehman (1878-1963); married, June 26, 1901, to Sissie Straus (1879-1950; sister of Nathan Straus Jr.).
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Herbert H. Lehman Herbert Henry Lehman (1878-1963) — also known as Herbert H. Lehman — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 28, 1878. Democrat. Director, Consolidated Cotton Duck Co., Imperial Cotton Co., U.S. Cotton Duck Co., Washington Mills; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1929-32; Governor of New York, 1933-42; U.S. Senator from New York, 1949-57; defeated, 1946. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Gamma Delta; Americans for Democratic Action. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1963; inducted into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame in 1974. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 5, 1963 (age 85 years, 252 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mayer Lehman (1830-1897) and Babette (Newgass) Lehman; brother of Irving Lehman; married, April 28, 1910, to Edith Louise Altschul (1880-1976); father of Peter Lehman (1917-1944; killed on active duty in World War II); uncle of Elinor Fatman Morgenthau; granduncle of Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019), Orin Lehman and John Langeloth Loeb Jr..
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Nathan R. Sobel — Thomas L. J. Corcoran
  Lehman College, Bronx, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 27, 1889. Democrat. Partner, R. H. Macy & Co. department store; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1940 (alternate), 1944; member of New York state senate 15th District, 1921-26; Chief, U.S. Housing Authority, 1937-42. Member, Elks; Moose. Died, in a motel room at Massapequa, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 13, 1961 (age 72 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Straus (1848-1931) and Lina (Gutherz) Straus; brother of Sissie Straus (1879-1950; who married Irving Lehman); married, April 29, 1915, to Helen E. Sachs; father of Ronald Peter Straus; nephew of Isidor Straus and Oscar Solomon Straus; first cousin of Jesse Isidor Straus; first cousin once removed of Stuart Scheftel (c.1911-1994).
  Political family: Straus family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891-1967) — of Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Wiccopee, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1891. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-45. Jewish. Died February 6, 1967 (age 75 years, 271 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Morgenthau and Josephine (Sykes) Morgenthau; married, April 17, 1916, to Elinor Fatman; married, November 21, 1951, to Marcella Puthan (1902-1972); father of Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019).
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Henry Morgenthau, Jr.: Herbert Levy, Henry Morgenthau, Jr.: The Remarkable Life of FDR's Secretary of the Treasury
  Elinor Fatman Morgenthau (1892-1949) — also known as Elinor F. Morgenthau; Elinor Fatman — of Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 19, 1892. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Female. Jewish. Died, from a liver ailment, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 21, 1949 (age 57 years, 214 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Morris Fatman and Settie (Lehman) Fatman; married, April 17, 1916, to Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891-1967); niece of Herbert Henry Lehman.
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Vanderbilt III (1901-1981) — also known as William H. Vanderbilt — of Portsmouth, Newport County, R.I.; South Williamstown, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 24, 1901. Republican. Member of Rhode Island state senate, 1928-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Governor of Rhode Island, 1939-41; defeated, 1940. Episcopalian. Died in South Williamstown, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., April 14, 1981 (age 79 years, 141 days). Interment at Southlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915; horse breeder; died in the wreck of the Lusitania, ocean liner torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in 1915) and Ellen French Vanderbilt; married, November 1, 1923, to Emily Davies (1903-1935; divorced 1927); married, November 27, 1929, to Anne Gordon Colby (1909-1974; daughter of Everett Colby and Edith Hyde Colby); uncle of Wendy Vanderbilt (who married Orin Lehman); grandnephew by marriage of Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt (1853-1933; who married Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont); great-grandson of Benjamin Brown French and Amos Tuck; second great-grandson of Henry Collins Flagg and Cornelius 'Commodore' Vanderbilt (1794-1877; steamboat and railroad baron); first cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney; second cousin of William Armistead Moale Burden (1906-1984); second cousin once removed of Shirley Carter Burden Jr..
  Political families: Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019) — also known as Robert M. Morgenthau — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., July 31, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1961-62, 1962-70; candidate for Governor of New York, 1962; New York County District Attorney, 1975-2009. Jewish. Died, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 21, 2019 (age 99 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Morgenthau Jr. and Elinor (Fatman) Morgenthau (1892-1949); married 1977 to Lucinda Franks; grandson of Henry Morgenthau; grandnephew of Herbert Henry Lehman; cousin *** of John Langeloth Loeb Jr. (born1930).
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Orin Lehman (1920-2008) — also known as "Father Nature" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born January 14, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; injured during the Battle of the Bulge and lost a leg; newspaper publisher; chairman, Colgreen Broadcasting Group, owner of radio stations; founder, Just One Break, Inc., not-for-profit employment service for people with disabilities; campaign manager, John J. Burns for Lieutenant Governor, 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1966; producer of several popular off-Broadway plays; New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, 1975-93. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee; Council on Foreign Relations; Urban League; NAACP. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 22, 2008 (age 88 years, 39 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Allan Sigmund Lehman (1885-1952) and Evelyn 'Eve' (Schiffer) Lehman (c.1892-1970); married, July 23, 1962, to Jane (Bagley) Long; married, October 24, 1970, to Wendy Vanderbilt (niece of William Henry Vanderbilt III (1901-1981)); grandnephew of Herbert Henry Lehman.
  Political families: Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Vanderbilt-Tuck-Pickering-Webster family; Butler-Perry-Belmont-Slidell family of Edgefield, South Carolina; Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Langeloth Loeb Jr. (b. 1930) — also known as John L. Loeb, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 2, 1930. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1981-83. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Son of John Langeloth Loeb and Frances (Lehman) Loeb; grandnephew of Herbert Henry Lehman; cousin *** of Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019).
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Loeb House (offices, built 1940), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him and his father.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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