Herbert H. Lehman Quotes

You can't run a government solely on a business basis ... Government should be human. It should have a heart.

Almost all politicians in the first half of the 20th century argued for more government management to emulate that of businesses in the private sector. Lehman was one of the first modern politicians to advocated not emulating all of the management practices of business.

Herbert H. Lehman, 1878–1963, Governor of the State of New York (Democrat), U. S. Senator (Democrat, NY), Director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Iconoclastic view on Government Management

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Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman
  • Born: March 28, 1878
  • Died: December 5, 1963
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Herbert Henry Lehman was a Democratic Party politician from New York. He served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and represented New York State in the US Senate from 1949 until 1957.

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