Biography of Hon. George P. Lord
Yates County, NY Biographies





Lord, Hon. George P., son of Benjamin M., was born in Barrington, July 23, 1832, and reared on the farm, graduating from Hobart College in 1856. He then went to Minnesota while it was a Territory and followed surveying and teaching. In 1859 he returned to Yates County and engaged in teaching and farming. The same year he married Eliza Bunce, daughter of Loomis Bunce, of Barrington. In the fall of 1860, he was elected school commissioner for Yates County and held that office six years. In 1870 he was elected to the State Legislature and reelected in 1871. In 1879 he was elected State Senator and reelected in 1881, holding the office for four years. In 1878 he formed a copartnership with W. C. and C. R. Swarts under the firm name of Lord & Swarts, carrying on a grain, malting and coal business for ten years. In 1891 he was elected president of the Dundee State Bank, which he helped to organize, and of which he has always been a director. He has been president of the board of trustees of the Dundee Preparatory School since its organization. In politics Mr. Lord is a Republican, having been an active worker in the party for many years.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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