A native of Suffolk, Lehman was in the first class of initiates for the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at UVa. He graduated from the University with a bachelors degree in 1915, took his masters in 1917, and finished his PhD in 1920, when he became an assistant professor of Latin. He became full professor in 1930. Among his students was Glee Club member Ernest Mead, who remembered Lehman as "somewhat offbeat with chic tastes, great humor and fine sensibilities."
Lehman was one of only two Jewish faculty members at UVa during the first half of the 20th century.
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