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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Businessman, politician.

Bert Lord was born in Sanford, Broome County, New York, and attended public schools and the Afton Union School and Academy. He engaged in the mercantile business in Afton, New York, from 1863 to 1918, when he entered the lumber business and operated sawmills; served as supervisor of the Town of Afton, 1905-1915; member of the New York Assembly, 1915-1922 and 1924-1929; served as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of the State of New York, 1921-1923; member of the state Senate, 1929-1935; was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congress, serving until his death in 1939.