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Bert Lord (December 4, 1869 – May 24, 1939) was an American politician from New York. A Republican, he served several terms in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1935 until his death.

Bert Lord
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – May 24, 1939
Preceded byMarian W. Clarke
Succeeded byEdwin Arthur Hall
Member of the New York Senate
from the 40th district
In office
February 18, 1930 – November 6, 1934
Preceded byB. Roger Wales
Succeeded byMartin W. Deyo
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Chenango County district
In office
January 1, 1915 – December 31, 1921
Preceded bySamuel A. Jones
Succeeded byCharles L. Banks
In office
January 1, 1924 – January 3, 1930
Preceded byCharles L. Banks
Succeeded byIrving Ives
Personal details
Born(1869-12-04)December 4, 1869
Sanford, New York
DiedMay 24, 1939(1939-05-24) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican Party


Born in the town of Sanford, Broome County, he attended the public schools and the Afton Union School and Academy.[1] He engaged in the mercantile business at Afton from 1893 to 1918, when he entered the lumber business and operated sawmills.[1]

He was Afton's town supervisor from 1905 to 1915; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Chenango Co.) in 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921.[1]

He was New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from 1921 to 1923.[2][3]

He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929.[1] On November 5, 1929, he was re-elected to the Assembly; on November 25 State Senator B. Roger Wales died, and Lord ran to succeed him.[4]

On January 3, 1930, Lord was elected to the New York State Senate (40th D.).[4] He served in the Senate until 1934, sitting in the 153rd, 154th, 155th, 156th and 157th New York State Legislatures.[5]

Lord was elected as a Republican to the 74th, 75th and 76th United States Congresses;[5] he served from January 3, 1935 until his death.[6]

Lord suffered two heart attacks in May 1939.[6] The second one proved fatal, and he died in Washington, DC on May 24, 1939.[6] He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.[6]


Lord was married twice; his first wife was Lillian (Kniskern) Lord (1872-1937),[7] and in December 1938 he married Margaret T. Gregg, who survived him.[6][8] Lord had no children.[6]

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  • "Lord Resigns to Head New Automobile Bureau". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. June 29, 1921.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Kingston Man named to Succeed Bert Lord". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. United Press. July 23, 1923.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Lord Elected to Senate; Chenango County Republican Succeeds the Late R.R. Wales". New York Times. New York, NY. January 4, 1930.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Moses' Margin Slender; Lord Is Easy Victor". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. November 7, 1934.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Mrs. Bert Lord is Dead at her Home in Afton". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. May 25, 1937.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Married (Orange, Va.): Representative Bert Lord of Afton, N.Y. was married here to Mrs. George Gregg, also of Afton". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. December 12, 1938.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • "Bert Lord Dies at 69; Funeral on Saturday". Binghamton Press. Binghamton, NY. May 24, 1939.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)


United States House of Representatives (1941). Bert Lord, Late a Representative from New York. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.

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