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Irvin Capers Lord

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Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 45' 56.337696", -95° 23' 23.148564"
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     South Carolina native Irvin Capers Lord (1827-1914) came to Houston with his family in 1854. A machinist by trade, he was co-owner of Lord and Richardson's Eagle Iron Works. In 1858 he was elected alderman, representing the First Ward until 1863 when he was elected city marshall. Lord helped lead Houston through the trying times of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was elected alderman from the Fifth Ward in 1874 and became Houston's 26th mayor in 1875. He later served as a Harris County commissioner, street commissioner, and sheriff. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Irvin Capers Lord Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas

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