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Bert LORD

(1869-1939)

LORD, Bert, a Representative from New York; born in the town of Sanford, Broome County, N.Y., December 4, 1869; attended the public schools and the Afton (N.Y.) Union School and Academy; engaged in the mercantile business at Afton, N.Y., from 1893 to 1918, when he entered the lumber business and operated sawmills; served as supervisor of the town of Afton 1905-1915; member of the New York assembly 1915-1922 and 1924-1929; served as commissioner of motor vehicles of the State of New York 1921-1923; member of the State senate 1929-1935; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 24, 1939; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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