Lehman is Chairman of J.F. Lehman & Company, a private equity investment firm. He is also Chairman of OAOT Technology Solutions, Director of Ball Corporation, Insurance Services Office, SDI Inc., and Racal Instruments, Inc., and a member of the Advisory Board of Paribas Affaires Industrielles. Dr. Lehman was formerly an investment banker with PaineWebber Inc. Prior to joining PaineWebber, he served for
six years as Secretary of the Navy. He was President of Abington Corporation between 1977 and 1981.
A 25-year veteran of the naval reserves, Dr. Lehman served as staff member to Dr. Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council, as delegate to the Force Reductions Negotiations in Vienna and as Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Dr. Lehman was a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the “9/11 Commission”).
Dr. Lehman holds a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University, a B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.
Dr. Lehman has written numerous books, including On Seas of Glory, Command of the Seas, and Making War.
He serves as Chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation USA, a Director of OpSail Foundation, and as a member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
A former staff member of FPRI, Dr. Lehman has been a Trustee of FPRI since 1993.
From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Lehman co-chaired FPRI’s Defense Task Force with Harvey Sicherman. The Task Force conducted three major conferences on American vulnerabilities, culminating in the FPRI book America the Vulnerable: Our Military Problems and How To Fix Them.
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Hon. John F. Lehman, Jr. - The Hon. John F. Lehman Jr. is the Chair of FPRI's Program on National Security and is also Chairman of J.F. Lehman & Company, a private equity investment firm. He is a director of Ball Corporation, Verisk, Inc and EnerSys Corporation.