George de Forest Lord

How are you related to George de Forest Lord?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

George de Forest Lord

Immediate Family:

Ex-husband of Ruth Ellen Lord
Father of Private; Private and Private

Managed by: Dan Cornett
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About George de Forest Lord

George deForest Lord (December 2, 1919 – March 31, 2012) was an American academic and the George M. Bodman Professor of English Literature at Yale University.

George deForest Lord was born on December 2, 1919 in New York City, and named after his father, a lawyer. Lord was educated at Groton School, and graduated from Yale College in 1942. Lord saw military service with the United States Marines during World War II, serving as a pilot aboard the North American B-25 Mitchell. He flew 45 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as the Air Medal with four Gold Stars. Lord returned to Yale and began teaching in 1947. Subsequently, Lord completed his doctorate in 1951. Between 1963 and 1966, he was master of Trumbull College. Lord was named a full professor in 1966, and appointed the George M. Bodman Professor of English Literature in 1988. He died at Connecticut Hospice on March 31, 2012, aged 92. He was survived by three children born to his first wife, Ruth du Pont Lord.

view all

George de Forest Lord's Timeline