BRONX, N.Y.— Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., a former U.S. ambassador to Denmark with a distinguished record of public service, will deliver the 41st Annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture at Lehman College on Thursday, March 25, at 11 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. The title of his address is “Beyond Tolerance.” The public is invited to this free event.
Ambassador Loeb — who is the grand-nephew of Governor Lehman — is currently chairman of John L. Loeb, Jr. Associates, Inc., Investment Counselors. He also is chairman of both the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States and the John L. Loeb, Jr. Foundation, and a trustee of the Langeloth Foundation and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. In addition, he is the founder of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom.
A 1952 cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where he was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon, Ambassador Loeb received his M.B.A. in 1954 from the Harvard Business School and then served until 1956 in the U.S. Air Force. From 1956-1976, he was a senior partner in Loeb, Rhoades & Co. and from 1969-1971 was also chairman of the board of Holly Sugar. He has been a director of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, Rio Grande Industries, and John Morrell & Co., among other corporations, and currently owns Russian Riverbend Vineyards Ltd., which produces Sonoma-Loeb wines.
Formerly a trustee of the Educational Testing Service (SAT) from 1986-1993 and a trustee of American University from 1985-1994, he has served on seven Harvard visiting committees, including the Board of Overseers of Harvard College to visit the John F. Kennedy School of Government (1980-1986). He was the U.S. ambassador to Denmark from 1981-1983 as well as a delegate to the 38th Session of the UN General Assembly. An advisor to Governor Nelson Rockefeller on Environmental and Economic Affairs from 1967-1970, he served as chairman of the Governor’s New York State Council of Environmental Advisors from 1970-1975.
Among his awards and recognitions are the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award, an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University, and a C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II for his work with the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
Previous Lehman Lecturers have included an array of notable figures from a wide range of fields, including Jody Williams, Richard Haass, John V. Lindsey, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Joseph Papp, Albert Shanker, Barbara Ward, and Michael Beschloss.
For more information, contact the Lehman Office of Institutional Advancement at 718-960-8294.