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Mayer Lehman

Mayer Lehman (1830-1897) was one of three Jewish-German immigrant brothers who founded the company that would become financial giant Lehman Brothers in Montgomery, Montgomery County. during the mid-nineteenth century. During the late 1850s and early 1860s, Mayer ran the company's office in Montgomery while his brother, Emanuel, ran its main branch in New York City. Lehman Brothers was one of the more notable casualties of the 2007 mortgage crisis and ensuing Great Recession.
Photograph from the Herbert H. Lehman Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University