William Lehman (Florida politician)
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Carrie Meek|
|Constituency||13th district (1973–1983)|
17th district (1983–1993)
|Born||October 5, 1913|
Selma, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||March 16, 2005 (aged 91)|
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Education||University of Alabama|
|Occupation||Politician, auto dealer, teacher|
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 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.
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