William Lehman (Florida politician)

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William Lehman
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byCarrie Meek
Constituency13th district (1973–1983)
17th district (1983–1993)
Personal details
Born(1913-10-05)October 5, 1913
Selma, Alabama, U.S.
DiedMarch 16, 2005(2005-03-16) (aged 91)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Alabama
Oxford University
OccupationPolitician, auto dealer, teacher

William M. Lehman (October 5, 1913 – March 16, 2005) was an American politician. He served in the United States Representative, representing Florida from 1973 until 1993.

Early life[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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. Segments of the area the seat occupied were folded into a district currently served 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]


He died in 2005 in Miami Beach, aged 91. William Lehman Elementary School in Miami, Florida, and the William Lehman Causeway are named after him.

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
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from Florida's 13th congressional district

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 17th congressional district

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