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William Lehman (Florida politician)

William Lehman

William M. Lehman (October 5, 1913 – March 16, 2005) was a United States Representative from Florida. Born in Selma, Alabama, Lehman graduated from Dallas Academy and Selma High School in 1930. He received a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1934 and attended Oxford University in 1965.

He was an auto dealer and a teacher at Miami Norland Junior High School in Miami, Florida in 1963–1964, while also working as an instructor at Miami-Dade Junior College in 1965–1966.

He was a member of the Miami-Dade County School Board from 1966 to 1972, and was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1973 to January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992. The seat is currently occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Serving as chair of the Miami-Dade county transportation subcommittee, he helped create the Metrorail and Tri-Rail systems. Other work includes the assisted creation of the trauma care center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.[1] William Lehman Elementary School in Miami, Florida, and the William Lehman Causeway are named after him. He died in 2005 in Miami Beach, aged 91.

  1. ^ "Welcome | Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU". jmof.fiu.edu. Retrieved 2015-05-31.

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