John F. Lehman bio

1. Name: John F. Lehman
2. Title: Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy, and Member of the 9/11 Commission
3. Biography:

John F. Lehman was a Member of the 9/11 Commission. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 25 years then continued his career in the public sector as a Staff Member of Henry Kissinger, and the Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He was the Secretary of the Navy from 1981 to 1987.

Lehman has worked in the private sector as an investment banker. He was an advisor to John McCain during the 2008 presidential election. He currently serves as the Chairman of J.F. Lehman & Company. He is also a Chairman and Director of several other companies, including Atlantic Marine, Inc., and the Ball Corporation.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Chairman, J.F. Lehman & Company, 2004-present
  • Chairman, Atlantic Marine, Inc.
  • Director, Ball Corporation, Verisk, Inc. and EnerSys Corporation
  • Member, National Defense Commission
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
  • Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University
  • Chairman, Princess Grace Foundation U.S.A.
  • Member of the Board of Overseers, School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the 9/11 Commission, 2002
  • Investment Banker, PaineWebber Inc.
  • Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1981-1987
  • President, Abington Corporation, 1977-1981
  • Delegate, Force Reductions Negotiations in Vienna
  • Deputy Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Staff Member to Dr. Henry Kissinger, National Security Council
  • Member, U.S. Naval Reserve
5. Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, year unknown
  • M.A., Cambridge University, year unknown
  • B.A., Cambridge University, year unknown
  • B.S., St. Joseph’s University, year unknown
6. Published Works:
  • 9/11 Commission Report, 2004
  • On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy, 2001
  • Command of the Seas, 2001
  • Making War, 1992
7. Contact info: John F. Lehman
J.F. Lehman & Company
(212) 634-0100

Phone: (212) 620-0023
Email: [email protected]

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