Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
1927 – Born in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Norman Lamm, a distinguished rabbi, philosopher, teacher, and author.
1945 – He entered Yeshiva College where he continued his Jewish learning and undertook a liberal arts program with a major in chemistry.
1949 – He graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian.
1951 – He was ordained as a rabbi at RIETS.
1966 – Earned a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from the university’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
– Dr. Lamm served on the Yeshiva University faculty, culminating in his appointment as the Erna and Jakob Michael Professor of Jewish Philosophy.
1977 – President of Yeshiva University in Manhattan for last 25 years and one of longest-serving university presidents in United States.
2002 – Announced that he will step down in August.
2003 – Dr. Lamm was installed as chancellor of the university on June 10th.