Edith Lehman Dead at 86
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Edith Lehman Dead at 86

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Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Mrs. Edith Altschul Lehman, a leading philanthropist who died yesterday at the age of 86. Mrs. Lehman was the widow of the late Herbert H. Lehman who served as Governor of New York and later as United States Senator. Mrs. Lehman, who was born in San Francisco and educated at private schools, married Mr. Lehman in 1910.

She joined her husband in various philanthropic activities including the work of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the United Jewish Appeal and the cause of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Following Mr. Lehman’s death in 1963, she contributed $100,000 to the UJA in his memory and made substantial gifts to other institutions, Jewish and non-Jewish. At the time of her death. Mrs. Lehman was an honorary trustee of the Mount Sinai Medical Center with which she had been associated since 1921.

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