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John Walter Lord, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1875
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1920

a, c 723 Munsey Building, Baltimore, Md.
b 4332 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md.

Born, July 5, 1875, St. Louis, Mo. Son of Charles King Lord,
Railroad man and coal merchant, and Frances Elizabeth Walterhouse Lord.

Married, Jauary 18, 1909, at Baltimore, Md., Henrietta Mactier Hoffman, daughter of Richard Curzon Hoffman.

Children, Henrietta Hoffman Lord, born November 6, 1910;
John Walter Lord, Jr., born October 8, 1917.

Prepared for college at Marston's University School, Baltimore, Md.,
entering Princeton in September, 1891, and graduating in June, 1895, A.B.
Roomed at 7 West .Witherspoon Hall. Member of St. Paul's Society,
Philadelphian Society, Whig Hall, Fresbman Banjo Club, University
Banjo Club, Colonial Club.

Class of 1895

Entered Harvard University Law School 1895, graduating in 1898,
LL. B.

Attorney in the Law Department of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
1898-1906; member of firm of Keech, Wright and Lord, Baltimore, Md.,
Attorneys at Law, 1906-19; member of firm of Lord and Whip, Baltimore,
Md., from October 1, 1919. Counsel for Maryland State Industrial Ac-
cident Commission, 1914-16.

Author of "Railroad Rate Regulation" (North American Review, No-
vember, 1905) ; "The Post Roads Clause" (North American Review, June,

Member of Baltimore Club, Merchants' Club of Baltimore, American
Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar

His son, John Walter Lord, Jr., expects to enter Princeton in the
Class of 1938.

During the war was Director of Civilian Relief in the Baltimore
Chapter of the American Red Cross from September, 1917 to February,
Thursday, December 23, 1920
Location: Maryland
Paper: Sun

John Walter Lord Dies After 4 Weeks' Illness
Lawyer and Civil Worker Active in Many Organizations of city
John Walter Lord, one of our best known members of the Baltimore bar, died yesterday at his home, 4332 North Charles Street, after an illness of about 4 weeks of bronchitia, followed by complications. The funeral will be held at noon tomorrow from Christ Protestant Episcopal Church and burial will be in Greenmount cemetery.

Although identified with Baltimore for the greater part of his life, Mr. Lord was a native of St. Louis. He was born July 5, 1875, being the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Walterhouse Lord and the late Charles King Lord. His father was a vice-president of the B. & O. Railroad and president of the Consolidation Coal Company for many years. His grandfather was president of Dartmouth College during the Civil War and moved South afterward because of his pro-slavery views.

Mr. Lord came to Baltimore when a boy. He attended Marston's University School for Boys, graduated from Princeton in 1895, and received his education in law at the Harvard Law School. His first position was in the legal department of the B. & O. Railroad. Later he entered the law firm of Taylor, Keech, Wright and Lord. In 1919 he and W. P. Whip formed the firm Lord and Whip.

He was a Democrat and was counsel to the State Industrial Accident Commission from 1914 to 1918. He was director of civilian relief of the Baltimore Chapter of the Red cross during the war.

In civil affairs Mr Lord showed his practical interest through active work in the National Civic Federation, having been president of the Maryland council. He was delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention last summer and cast his vote on the final ballot for Ambassador John W. Davis, who was his personal friend. He was a member of the Baltimore Club, American, Maryland and Baltimore City Bar Associations, and was author of many articles on railroad problems and workmen's compensation systems.

Besides his mother, the survivors are his widow, who was Miss Henrietta Mactier Hoffman before her marriage in 1909, one daughter, Henrietta Hoffman Lord; one son, John Walter Lord, Jr and two sisters, Mrs A. Marshall Bell and Mrs Charles Patterson, both of Pittsburgh. 
Family links: 
  Charles King Lord (1848 - 1908)
  Frances Elizabeth Walterhouse Lord (1850 - ____)
  Henrietta MacTier Hoffman Lord (1883 - 1959)*
  Henrietta Hoffman Lord (1910 - 1929)*
  Walter Lord (1917 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Created by: historyseeker
Record added: Sep 23, 2012
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John Walter Lord, Sr
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