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Walter Lord, American author.


Lord, Walter was born on October 8, 1917 in Baltimore. Son of John Walter and Henrietta Mactier (Hoffman) Lord.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1939;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1946.


Editor business information services, 1946-1953. Engaged in advertising, 1953-1956. Civilian aide to secretary army for Southern New York area, 1964-1966.



Board directors Union Settlement, New York City, since 1959, chairman, 1962-1964. Board directors Municipal Art Society, New York City, 1958-1967. Trustee New York Society Library, since 1963, Museum City New York, 1964-1972, New York History Society, since 1965.

Trustee Society of America Historians, since 1972, president, 1981-1984. Trustee Gilman School, Baltimore, 1962-1980, Council Authors Guild, Inc., 1966-1972, Council Authors League, 1972-1983, secretary, 1975-1980. Trustee New York State Maritime Museum, 1968-1979, South St. Seaport Museum, since 1980, Ocean Liner Museum, since 1982.

Member advisory board Protect Historic American. Member Society of America Historians, Authors Guild, American Society of Composers Clubs: 14 W. Hamilton St. (Baltimore). Century Association (New York City).

Metropolitan (Washington).


John Walter Lord

Henrietta Mactier (Hoffman) Lord