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"Lewis E. Lehrman" Profile


About Me

In 1972 Lehrman founded the Lehrman Institute, a public policy think tank in New York Cityformer students at Yale and members of Wolf's Head Society, went on to found the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Collection of American historical documents. They also founded the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College, which awards the annual Lincoln Prize for the best work of scholarship on President Lincoln and the Civil War period, as well as the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, which awards the Frederick Douglass Prize for the best work in which focused on the study of economic and foreign policy from an historical perspective. Lehrman and investor-philanthropist Richard Gilder, both these fields. Washington political columnists Evans and Novak reported that Ronald Reagan considered naming him Secretary of the Treasury before selecting Donald T. Regan.Lehrman is a former President of Rite Aid and conservative activist. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Project for the New American Century, as well as a Trustee to the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Lehrman was a managing director of Morgan Stanley in the late 1980s. After Morgan Stanley, in 1991, he established an investment company, L.E. Lehrman & Co. He was also an investor in George W. Bush's Arbusto Energy. He and Gilder were awarded the National Humanities Medal in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2005. The Medal was presented by President George W. Bush.