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Balfour Bowen Thorn Lord
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
1943–1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byCharles M. Phillips
Succeeded byEdgar H. Rossbach
Personal details
Born(1906-08-24)August 24, 1906
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedJune 16, 1965(1965-06-16) (aged 58)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Margret Twinning Eastburn (married 1934; divorced ? )
Nina Walton Underwood Lord (married 1943; divorced 1965 )
Children2
Alma materThe University of the South
ProfessionLawyer
Politician

Balfour Bowen Thorn Lord (August 24, 1906 – June 16, 1965) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from New Jersey.

Biography

Lord was born on August 24, 1906 in Plainfield, New Jersey to Carroll P. Lord, a New England cotton merchant, and Frances E. Troy of Asheville, North Carolina. The family moved South two years later. He graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and received a law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1931.[1]

In 1932 he set up a law practice in Trenton, New Jersey. He served as Assistant United States Attorney and then as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1943 to 1945.[2]

Lord became active in Mercer County politics, first elected to the Lawrence Township committee in 1947. The following year he took control of the Mercer County Democratic organization and became a powerful force in state Democratic politics.[1] He was credited with masterminding the election of Robert B. Meyner as Governor of New Jersey in 1953, after a decade of Republican rule.[3] Meyner appointed Lord to the board of the Port Authority.[1]

In 1960, Lord was the Democratic nominee for United States Senate to face incumbent Clifford P. Case, but he was defeated by a large margin, despite the fact that John F. Kennedy narrowly won New Jersey in that year's presidential election. After the defeat Lord was elected chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. He continued to play the role of Democratic kingmaker, helping his former law partner Richard J. Hughes win the gubernatorial election of 1961.[4]

Lord and his first wife Margaret Eastburn had one child, Thorn Jr. After a divorce, he married Nina Underwood, ex-wife of David Hunter McAlpin, Jr. They had a daughter, also named Nina. By 1965, the Lords were separated. Apparently depressed by the estrangement, Lord committed suicide by garroting himself with an electric shaver cord at the home of a friend in Princeton.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jersey Party Chief Is Found Hanged". The New York Times, June 17, 1965. Accessed June 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Office History Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, United States Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2008.
  3. ^ "Battle for the Senate", Time, October 17, 1960. Accessed June 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Died", Time, June 25, 1965. Accessed June 8, 2008.
  5. ^ "Thorn Lord Case Ruled a Suicide". The New York Times, June 18, 1965. Accessed June 8, 2008.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles R. Howell
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 2) from New Jersey
1960
Succeeded by
Warren W. Wilentz
Preceded by
George E. Brunner
Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee
1961–1965
Succeeded by
Robert J. Burkhardt
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