Representative David G. Lord View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/26/2005
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 79 (2001)
House: 76 (1995) - 78 (1999)
Home County: Dallas
David G. Lord
Dallas County


David G. Lord was born on December 4, 1934, on a farm near Lorimor in Madison County, Iowa, to Colin Wilfred and Vera Robinett Lord. He passed away on July 26, 2005, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Maizie; four sons, David Philip of Clemons, Iowa, Timothy of Bloomington, Illinois, Colin and his wife, Dianne of Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea, and Daniel of Perry, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and a sister Emily De Ford and her husband, Lyle, of Perry.

Lord attended the Kasson one-room school near his family’s home in Lorimor through the eighth grade. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1953. He attended Iowa State University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in education in 1957. He married Maizie Holmes on September 8, 1957. He served 21 years in the Iowa National Guard.

Lord was a business owner and operated Lord’s Men and Boys Clothing Store in Perry for 25 years and the Four-Seasons Car Wash and Mini-Storage for 26 years. He was an active member of his community, serving on many boards including the Perry Community School Board, the Perry Industrial Development Board, the Brenton Bank Board, the Dallas County Hospital Foundation Board, and the Iowa Retail Clothiers Board. He was a member of the Perry Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Dallas County Farm Bureau, and the Grimes Maranatha Baptist Church.

Lord was a Dallas County Republican. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives for three terms from 1995 to 2000 during the 76th, 77th, and 78th General Assemblies, and in the Iowa Senate for one year in 2002 during the second half of the 79th General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable David G. Lord, the State has lost an honored citizen and faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate by this resolution expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.