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Jere Williams Lord Jr. ’32

Published in July 7, 1999, issue

The class has lost one of its most distinguished members. Jere Lord died Apr. 20, 1999, at his home in Bedford, N.Y.

Jere prepared at Gilman School. While at Princeton, he was a member of Ivy Club and in all four years was outstanding on basketball teams. He was named to the All-Ivy League team in senior year.

Jere earned his MD in 1937 from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He served his internship and residency at the New York Hospital and, until his retirement from surgery in 1983, he practiced general and vascular surgery in NYC. He was president of the New York Heart Assn., a professor at the New York U. School of Medicine, and the author of many research papers in his field.

In 1941, Jere married June Harrah. They had two daughters, Harrah L. Argentine and Lona L. Davis, and one son, Jere W. III; all three children and six grandchildren survive him. Jere and June were divorced, and on Feb. 13, 1971, Jere married Margot Graham, who also survives. The class sends sympathy to Margot and to Jere's children and grandchildren.

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