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Robert Wilder Lord

Robert Wilder Lord was American editor, retired writer. Chartered Life Underwriter, American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1944. Recipient Vol. of Year award, Conference of Patriotic and History Societies New York, 2001.


  • Lord, Robert Wilder was born on May 14, 1917 in Keene, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Edward Brown Lord and Alice Maria Buffum.

  • Education

    • AB with honors, Middlebury College, 1939. Master of Arts, New York University, 1964.


    • Writer Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, 1939-1944. Editor Flitcraft, Inc., Oak Park, Illinois, 1944-1948. Editor, vice president Flitcraft A.M. Best Company, New York City, 1948-1965.

      Editor, vice president Communication Channels, 1966-1974. Freelance writer, 1974-1996. Retired, 1996

      Consultant to insurance organizations.

      Director insurance-connected corporations and insurance companies.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Life Underwriter, American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1944.


    • Author: Running Conventions, Conferences, and Meetings, 1981. Former editor 25 books, magazines and newsletters. Contributor articles to professional journals, newspapers, and magazines.


    Active in neighborhood improvement organizations, New York City. Member Society Finance Service Professionals, Alden Kindred American, St. Andrew's Society State of New York, Buffum Family Association, Wilder Association, Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Colonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution (board managers), Society War of 1812, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Navy League of the United States, Masons.



    Military history, languages, coins, books, military relics.


    • Married Helen Burgess, August 31, 1940 (div. 1965); children: Rowena Lord Soteros, Robert W. Junior, Richard E.B. Married Barbara Lillian Joanni, June 24, 1967.
    • father: Edward Brown Lord
    • mother: Alice Maria Buffum
    • spouses: Helen Burgess
    • Barbara Lillian Joanni
    • children: Rowena Lord Soteros Lord
    • Robert W. Junior Lord
    • Richard E.B Lord
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    • 1939
      Middlebury College
    • 1964
      New York University
    • 1939 - 1944
      Writer, Prudential Insurance Company of American
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1944 - 1948
      editor Flitcraft
      Oak Park, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1996
      freelance writer
    • 1996
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