Senator Herman B. Lord View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/5/1983
Birth Place: Coneville, Iowa
Birth County: Muscatine
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 52 (1947) - 55 (1953)
Home County: Muscatine
Herman B. Lord
Muscatine County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Herman B. Lord, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Herman B. Lord was born on a farm near Conesville, Iowa, August 21, 1893. He attended rural schools and graduated from Browns Business College, Muscatine, Iowa. He married Gertrude Klotz in 1917. She died in 1974.

Mr. Lord served during the Mexican uprising and also served as a non­commissioned officer in World War I. He was elected mayor of Muscatine and served two terms from 1932 to 1936.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church, American Legion, Knights of Pythias and Elks. He was a 50-year member and past master of Iowa Lodge 2. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Josephine Bohling, and a brother, Andrew.

Senator Lord served as a member of the Senate from 1947-1955. During that time he was responsible for the development of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System and the right to work law.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Seventieth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Herman B. Lord, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to his community, state and nation and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be entered into the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to each member of Mr. Lord’s family.