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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Lord, Hon. George William

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Lord, Hon. George William, M.L.C., fifth son of the late Simeon Lord, of Sydney, was born on August 5th, 1818, and educated under Dr. Halloran and Mr. Cape. From 1837 to 1850 he resided in the Wellington district, and occupied himself in squatting pursuits. He was elected to the first Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for the Bogan in 1856, and continued to represent the constituency till 1877, when he accepted a nomination to the Upper House, in which he remained till his death. Mr. Lord, who was for many years a director of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, held the office of Colonial Treasurer in Sir James Martin's third Ministry, from Dec. 1870 to May 1872. He died on May 9th, 1880.