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John F. Lehman

John F. LehmanAKA John F. Lehman, Jr.

Born: 14-Sep-1942
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 9-11 Commission member

Military service: USAF Reserves; US Naval Reserves

Selected as member of the 9-11 Commission. Served under Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council (1969-74). As Secretary of the Navy for Ronald Reagan, Lehman advocated the buildup of a 600-ship Navy. He derided his many critics as "systems analysts", "armchair strategists", and "detentists."

Best quote: "Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."

Wife: Barbara Weiland

    High School: La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor, PA (1960)
    University: BS, Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia (1964)
    University: MA, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University
    University: PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1974)

    9-11 Commission
    J. F. Lehman & Co. Founder and Partner (1992-)
    US Secretary of the Navy (1981-87)
    Abington Corporation President (1977-81)
    US National Security Council (1969-74)
    Paine Webber Investment Banker
    Member of the Board of Ball Corporation (1987-)
    Member of the Board of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Member of the Board of Sperry Marine, Inc. (as Chairman, 1993-96)
    Brownback for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    George W. Bush for President
    Center for Security Policy
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Foreign Policy Research Institute
    The Heritage Foundation
    Intercollegiate Studies Institute Weaver Fellowship recipient
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Project for the New American Century
    Securing America's Future Energy Energy Security Leadership Council
    Straight Talk America

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