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Walter Lord, American author.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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

Works

Membership

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).

Connections

father:
John Walter Lord

mother:
Henrietta Mactier (Hoffman) Lord