Bert Lord

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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 by Marian W. Clarke
Succeeded by Edwin Arthur Hall
Member of the New York Senate
from the 40th district
In office
February 18, 1930 – November 6, 1934
Preceded by B. Roger Wales
Succeeded by Martin W. Deyo
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Chenango County district
In office
January 1, 1915 – December 31, 1921
Preceded by Samuel A. Jones
Succeeded by Charles L. Banks
In office
January 1, 1924 – January 3, 1930
Preceded by Charles L. Banks
Succeeded by Irving Ives
Personal details
Born (1869-12-04)December 4, 1869
Sanford, New York
Died May 24, 1939(1939-05-24) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican Party

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.


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

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Samuel A. Jones
New York State Assembly
Chenango County

Succeeded by
Charles L. Banks
Preceded by
Charles L. Banks
New York State Assembly
Chenango County

Succeeded by
Irving Ives
New York State Senate
Preceded by
B. Roger Wales
New York State Senate
40th District

Succeeded by
Martin W. Deyo
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Marian W. Clarke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edwin Arthur Hall