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Herbert Ivory Lord ’38

Published in May 7, 1997, issue

Herbert "Pete" Lord died from a stroke Oct. 22, 1996, at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., where he had lived for many years. He was born Oct. 5, 1915, in Detroit and attended the Los Alamos Ranch School in New Mexico.

While at Princeton, he was an avid polo player, served on the business board of the Princetonian, and was a member of Colonial Club. He earned his MBA from Harvard in 1940. During WWII, he served in the Air Force (1940-45), attaining the rank of major.

Pete began his business career with the Lee & Cady wholesale food company and was v.p. there when the company was sold in 1951.

He then started a new career as a management consultant, successfully engaging in this professional capacity until he retired in 1980.

His greatest enthusiasm was a longtime love of nature, and he became a dedicated supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and served as president of their Detroit chapter. He felt that they offered the best solutions to the troubles of today's youth.

Pete is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara, his children, Pauline, Jane Andrews, and Peter '65, and four grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

The Class of 1938

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