Herbert Mayhew Lord ’39

Herbert Mayhew Lord ’39 died on May 9, 2006, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Born on October 9, 1917, in Rockland, he prepared for college at Western High School in Washington, D.C., and Burlington High School in Vermont and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he entered Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1942. He was an associate with the NewYork City firm of Burlingham,Veeder, and Hupper from 1942 to 1951, when he became a partner with Burlingham, Hupper, and Kennedy. In 1970, he became the senior partner in Burlingham, Underwood, and Lord, with which he remained until 1992, when he joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt, and Mosle. He specialized in admiralty law and served as secretary of the Maritime Association of the United States and chairman of the Association’s navigation committee. He was a lecturer on maritime law and marine insurance for the Practicing Law Institute at Tulane University’s School of Law. A member of India House, Inc., in New York City, he was the author of many legal articles published in law reviews and other legal publications. For years, he was president of the Maritime Law Association and advised various countries in the formation of their maritime law codes. He was elected to Bowdoin’s Board of Overseers in 1980 and served in that capacity until 1992. Surviving are his wife, Martha Urquhart Lord, whom he married in 1947; two sons, John U. Lord ’76 of Tenants Harbor, and Kenneth W. Lord ’88 of Greenwich, CT; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.