John F. Lehman Quotes

Gentlemen don't do that.

He was referring to a vice president of Raytheon, a Navy contractor, who had made a public statement supporting budget reductions for the defense department. The Raytheon officer lost his job.

John F. Lehman, Secretary of the Navy, Quoted in Newsweek, July 28, 1986

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John F. Lehman
John F. Lehman
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John Francis Lehman Jr. is an American investment banker and writer who served as Secretary of the Navy (1981–1987) in the Ronald Reagan administration where he promoted the creation of a 600-ship Navy. From 2003 to 2004 he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.

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