George P. Lord

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George P. Lord (July 25, 1831 – July 11, 1917) was an American merchant, banker and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was born on July 25, 1831, in Barrington, Yates County, New York, the son of Benjamin M. Lord and Elizabeth (Fleming) Lord. He graduated from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, and in 1856 from Hobart College. Then he went to the Minnesota Territory and engaged in surveying and teaching. In 1859, he returned to Yates County, and married Eliza Ann Bunce (1838–1898). He taught school, engaged in farming, and was County School Commissioner from 1861 to 1866.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Yates Co.) in 1871 and 1872.

In 1878, he became a partner in a grain, malt and coal business.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (28th D.) from 1880 to 1883, sitting in the 103rd, 104th, 105th and 106th New York State Legislatures.

In 1891, he was elected President of the Dundee State Bank.

On January 20, 1896, he was appointed as a member of the New York State Civil Service Commission, and remained in office until 1899.

He died on July 11, 1917, at his home in Dundee, New York, of a stroke.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
William T. Remer
New York State Assembly
Yates County

1871–1872
Succeeded by
Morris B. Flinn
New York State Senate
Preceded by
George Raines
New York State Senate
28th District

1880–1883
Succeeded by
Thomas Robinson