- Ann T. Keene
Lord, Walter (08 October 1917–19 May 2002), author, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of John Walterhouse Lord, a lawyer, and Henrietta Hoffman Lord. His father died when Walter was three years old, but his mother was left with means sufficient to provide a comfortable household for her son and his sister, who died in 1929. Walter was educated at the Gilman School, a private institution in Baltimore, and enjoyed writing for the school newspaper as well as participating in debate, track, and theater productions. Admitted to Princeton University in the fall of 1935, he graduated four years later with an honors degree in history and received the C. R. Joline Prize for outstanding work in American history....