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William Lehman (Florida politician)

William M. Lehman (October 5, 1913 – March 16, 2005) was a United States Representative from Florida. Born in Selma, Alabama, Lehman graduated from Dallas Academy and Selma High School in 1930. He received a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1934 and attended Oxford University in 1965.

He was an auto dealer and a teacher at Miami Norland Junior High School in Miami, Florida in 1963–1964, and was an instructor at Miami-Dade Junior College in 1965–1966.

He was a member of the Miami-Dade County School Board from 1966 to 1972, and was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1973 to January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992. The seat is currently occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Serving as chair of the Miami-Dade county transportation subcommittee, he helped create the Metrorail and Tri-Rail systems. Other work includes the assisted creation of the trauma care center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.[1] William Lehman Elementary School in Miami, Florida, and the William Lehman Causeway are named after him. He died in 2005 in Miami Beach, aged 91.

  1. ^ "Welcome | Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU". jmof.fiu.edu. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 

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United States House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th congressional district

1973–1983
Succeeded by
Connie Mack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 17th congressional district

1983–1993
Succeeded by
Carrie P. Meek
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