LORD, Frederick William, (1800 - 1860)


LORD, Frederick William, a Representative from New York; born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., December 11, 1800; attended Lyme Academy and was graduated from Yale College in 1821; professor of mathematics in Washington College, Chestertown, Md., for two years; in charge of an academy at Baltimore, Md., for three years; studied medicine in Baltimore and was graduated in medicine from Yale College in 1828; commenced the practice of medicine in Sag Harbor, N.Y., continuing in his profession there for fifteen years; delegate to the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pa., in 1840; moved to Greenport, Long Island, N.Y., in 1846 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and the cultivation of fruit and ornamental trees; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); resumed his former pursuits in Greenport; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress and in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1860, but on his way to attend the convention was taken ill on the steamer Massachusetts, and died in New York City May 24, 1860; interment in East Hampton Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk County, N.Y.