Owner Biography

Robert Lehman

Robert Lehman
Robert Lehman
Robert Lehman (1891-1969) was the son of Philip Lehman (1861–1947), head of Lehman Brothers investment bank. When his father retired in 1925, he assumed control of the family-run business.

Robert Lehman guided his company through the perils of the stock-market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s. Post-war, he grew the company substantially, expanding to Paris, France to meet the financial needs of his clients with international operations. In the process, he made himself one of the wealthiest people in the United States.

Apart from stamp collecting, Robert Lehman was a horse racing enthusiast, philanthropist and major art collector. Today, a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is named after him, which houses his collection of over 2,500 works of art.

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