|Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals|
|Preceded by||Frederick E. Crane|
|Succeeded by||John T. Loughran|
January 28, 1876|
New York City, New York
|Died||September 22, 1945
Port Chester, New York
He was born on January 28, 1876 in New York City to Mayer Lehman (d. 1897) and Babette Newgass. Herbert H. Lehman was his brother. He graduated with an LL.B. from Columbia University Law School in 1897. On June 26, 1901, he married Sissie Straus, the daughter of Nathan Straus.
In 1923, he was elected on the Democratic and Republican tickets to a 14-year term on the New York Court of Appeals, and re-elected in 1937. In 1939, he was elected Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals on the Democratic, Republican and American Labor tickets, and remained on the bench until his death in office.
- "Irving Lehman, 69, Noted Jurist, Dies. Chief of the Court of Appeals, Brother of Ex-Governor. Made Liberal Decision". New York Times. September 23, 1945. Retrieved 2011-02-22. "Chief Judge Irving Lehman of the New York State Court of Appeals died here of a heart ailment at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Ridge Street. He had been a member of the State's judiciary for thirty-seven years. His age was 69."
- "First District Nominates Supreme Court Justices Lehman,McGoldrick and Marsh.". New York Times. October 3, 1922. Retrieved 2011-02-22. "Two Democrats and one Republican were nominated for Justices of the Supreme Court at the Republican Judicial Convention for the First Judicial District, which was held last night at Bryant Hall, Sixth Avenue and Forty second Street."
-  Political Graveyard (giving wrong year ["1900"] of beginning of Supreme Court tenure)
-  Nominated to Supreme Court, with short bio, in NYT on October 19, 1908
-  Listing of Court of Appeals judges, with portrait (gives erroneously death date as September 21, all other sources give September 22)
Frederick E. Crane
|Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
John T. Loughran