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Henry William LORD

(1821-1891)

LORD, Henry William, a Representative from Michigan; born in Northampton, Mass., March 8, 1821; pursued an academic course; studied law, but did not practice; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1839; four years later went to Pontiac, Mich., and engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; returned to Detroit, Mich.; appointed by President Lincoln United States consul to Manchester, England, in 1861 and served until his resignation in 1867; served on the State board of corrections and charities 1871-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; appointed by President Arthur register of the United States land office at Creelsburg, N.Dak., on August 1, 1883, continuing in that capacity after the office was transferred to Devils Lake, N.Dak., on January 17, 1884, and served until April 18, 1888; was killed in a railroad accident near Butte, Mont., January 25, 1891; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

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

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