Lehman College alums impacting NY politics, Bronx development

Lehman alumni excel in a wide range of fields, but if you follow political headlines or keep tabs on local officeholders, you may have noticed a trend: Some of the most prominent voices in New York state and city government are graduates of the college.

That includes Attorney General Letitia James ’82, the first Black woman to serve as the state’s top legal officer; Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York Senate majority leader and president pro tempore and the first woman and first Black woman to lead a legislative house in the state; Bronx state Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz ’75; Bronx City Councilman Oswald Feliz ’14 and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., ’05.

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