Lewis E. Lehrman

Mr. Lincoln's Advice
By Lewis E. Lehrman on March 29, 2010

Some of the best-known quotations from American history come from Abraham Lincoln. Here are some of the great man's words of wisdom that few but Lincoln scholars will have heard before.


Presidential Admonition from Washington and Lincoln
By Lewis E. Lehrman on February 22, 2010

Gilbert Stuart portrait of George WashingtonGeorge Washington had no natural offspring, but he took a paternal interest in talented subordinates.  During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Washington served as the presiding officer.  Nearly two decades younger than the general, Gouverneur Morris, a transplanted New Yorker representing Pennsylvania, used his considerable literary talents to draft the final form of the Constitution.

Morris subsequently went to Europe where he pursued various business interests in France and witnessed the progress of the French Revolution.  In 1792, Washington decided he needed to use Morris’s knowledge of the country as America’s minister in Paris.

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Lewis E. Lehrman
Lewis E. Lehrman

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1938, Lewis E. Lehrman received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University in 1960, after which he won a Carnegie Teaching Fellowship as an instructor of history on the Yale faculty. Subsequently, he received his master's degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow from Harvard University. He also has been awarded Honorary Degrees from Babson College (Babson Park, MA), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA). In 2005, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush in an Oval office ceremony.

He is founder of the Lehrman American Studies Center, Chairman of the Lehrman Institute, and Senior Partner, L. E. Lehrman & Co., an investment firm he established.

Mr. Lehrman's book, Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point (Stackpole Books) was published in 2008.