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Herbert Mayhew Lord, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, “for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service” as assistant to q.-married general and as director of finance.


Lord, Herbert Mayhew was born on December 6, 1859 in Rockland, Maine, United States. Son of Sabin and Abbie (Swett).


Bachelor of Arts from Colby College, Maine, 1884, A.M. from same college, 1889, Doctor of Laws, 1920. Doctor of Laws, Tufts College, 1929.


Newspaper work, and served as clerk, ways and means committee of House of Representatives, Washington, District of Columbia, until 1898. Appointed major add. p.-married vols., May 17, 1898. Honorary discharged, May 7, 1901.

Captain p.-married, United States of America, February 5, 1901. Promoted through grades to brigadier general United States of America, July 15, 1919. Retired June 30, 1922.

Appointed assistant to Major General Goethals, title director of finance, October 1918. Chief of finance, United States of America, July 1, 1920. Served as Army Liberty Loan officer during World War.

Director bureau of the Budget July 1, 1922-May 31, 1929.


Married Annie Stuart Waldo, September 9, 1885.

Sabin Lord

Abbie (Swett). Lord

Annie Stuart Waldo