Lewis E. Lehrman

Lewis E. Lehrman was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his work in American history. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Lincoln Forum. Mr. Lehrman co-founded the Lincoln & Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College, where he has taught the Lincoln Senior Seminar. Mr. Lehrman received his B.A. from Yale and his M.A. in History from Harvard. He was a Carnegie Teaching Fellow in History at Yale and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in History at Harvard. Mr. Lehrman is widely known for his run for Governor of New York in 1982. In 1983, Mr. Lehrman was the Cardinal Cooke honoree of the Archdiocese of New York for his early work developing scholarships for New York inner-city schools. He has written for publications such as Harper's, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review and the New York Sun. He is the author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point.