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Frances Lehman

Frances Lehman[1, 2]

Female 1906 - 1996  (89 years)

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  • Name Frances Lehman  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Alt. Birth 1905  [9
    Born 25 Sep 1906  New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth 26 Sep 1906  New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alt. Birth 1907  [11
    • New York
    Residence 1920  [12
    • Manhattan Assembly District 15, New York, New York
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Harrison, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1930 US 
    Reference Number 87 
    Died 17 May 1996  New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Valhalla, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87  aojd
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2012 

    Mother Adele Lewisohn,   b. 16 May 1882, New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1965, Purchase, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Deborah Frances Loeb
     2. Ann Margaret Loeb,   b. 19 Sep 1932, New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2011, Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Judith Helen Loeb,   b. 11 Sep 1927, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 2010, New York, New York (Manhattan), NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Arthur Lehman Loeb
     5. John Langeloth Loeb, Jr.
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    3. [S4] PG. 211 MOSES III (2) (Reliability: 3).

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      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920.Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Manhattan Assembly District 15, New York, New York,ED , roll , page , image 808.

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    6. [S15] online archives. (Reliability: 3).
      Frances Loeb, 89, Lifesaver to Foreign Diplomats
      By LAWRENCE VAN GELDER
      Published: May 19, 1996
      Frances L. Loeb, who spent a dozen years as New York City's liaison to its vast corps of foreign diplomats and a lifetime maintaining a family tradition of philanthropy, died on Friday at her home on Park Avenue. Mrs. Loeb, who also had homes in Purchase, N.Y., and Lyford Cay, Nassau, the Bahamas, was 89.
      "One thing I had in my mind," Mrs. Loeb said in 1990 when she announced a $7.5 million gift to Vassar College for construction of an art center, "I'm never going to be the richest person in the cemetery."
      With her husband, John L. Loeb, an investment banker, and other family members, Mrs. Loeb was a benefactor of Barnard College (where Adele Lehman Hall was named for her mother), of Central Park (the Loeb Boathouse and the Children's Zoo), Lewisohn Stadium (which bore her maternal grandfather's name), the Loeb Student Center at New York University and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar.
      In 1990, the Loebs pledged $70.5 million to finance new faculty positions and scholarships to Harvard College, as well as programs and positions in the schools of design and public health. The gift also benefited the Loeb Drama Center, home to the American Repertory Theater, established in 1957 with help from the Loebs.
      Mrs. Loeb was also a trustee of Vassar and Cornell University and an overseer of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
      In addition to money, Mrs. Loeb gave time. For 12 years in the 1960's and 70's, during the administrations of Mayors John V. Lindsay and Abraham D. Beame, Mrs. Loeb was New York City's unsalaried commissioner for the United Nations and for the Consular Corps. Directing a staff of nine full-time and six part-time employees, Mrs. Loeb eased cultural shock and fostered amity in a foreign diplomatic community that numbered 35,000 people from 197 missions and 91 consulates.
      Besides forgoing a salary, Mrs. Loeb stretched the commission's relatively scant $158,000 budget by coaxing, cajoling and wheedling tens of thousands of dollars from friends and family. She committed the gifts to financing lectures, establishing nursery schools, providing counseling about high schools and colleges and sponsoring courses in English.
      In 1976, Mrs. Loeb and her staff handled more than 1,800 inquiries about housing, education, traffic, consumer fraud, police, family matters and legal problems. Thirty volunteers made more than 900 visits or telephone calls to 796 new diplomatic arrivals, and Mrs. Loeb attended endless receptions, lunches and dinner meetings.
      Frances Lehman Loeb was born in Manhattan on Sept. 25, 1906, into two of the German-Jewish families whose rise to prominence and zeal for public service were chronicled in Stephen Birmingham's 1972 book, "Our Crowd." These 100 or so families founded banking, securities and retailing empires and many were known for their philanthropies. Her mother was Adele Lewisohn, the daughter of Adolph Lewisohn, who made his fortune shipping mining products. Her father was Arthur Lehman of the investment banking family. One uncle, Herbert H. Lehman, became Governor of New York. Another uncle, Irving Lehman, became Chief Judge of the State Court of Appeals.
      Frances Lehman attended Vassar from 1924 to 1926. In 1926 she and John Loeb were married in the Park Avenue apartment of her grandfather Adolph Lewisohn. From the 1930's through the 1970's, Mr. Loeb was a partner in the investment firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Company.
      Throughout her life, Mrs. Loeb was known as Peter, a name she traced to the days when she was "the unwanted girl baby" and "Peter Pan" was playing on Broadway.
      "I was a sick child," she said, "and they called me Peter Pan, hoping that I would live forever."
      Besides her husband of 69 years, Mrs. Loeb is survived by their five children: Judith L. Chiara of Manhattan and Purchase, John L. Loeb Jr. of Manhattan and Purchase, Ann Loeb Bronfman of Washington, Arthur Lehman Loeb of Manhattan and Deborah Loeb Brice of London; 14 grandchildren, and more than 30 great-grandchildren.

    7. [S289] DESCENDANTS OF JED LOW (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S13] BRONFMAN, ANN L.: 10 APRIL 2011 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S282] CHART 4 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S2] PG. 7 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S80] (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the followin g NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - Uni ted States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Manhattan Assembly Di strict 15, New York, New York, ED , roll , page , image 808.

    12. [S80] (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the followi n g NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - U ni ted States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Manhattan Assembl y Di strict 15, New York, New York, ED , roll , page , image 808.

    13. [S14] YEAR: 1930; CENSUS PLACE: HARRISON, WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK; ROLL: 1660; PAGE: 5B; ENUMERATION DISTRICT: 161; IMAGE: 790.0; FHL MICROFILM: 2341394. (Reliability: 3).