Nancy Lord

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Nancy Theresa Lord
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Personal Details
Birth: February 8, 1952
New York City, New York, USA
Death: February 14, 2022(2022-02-14) (aged 70)
Show Low, Arizona, USA
Education: University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Georgetown University
Occupation: Attorney and Medical Researcher
Party: Libertarian Party
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Nancy Theresa Lord (February 8, 1952 – February 14, 2022) was an American attorney and medical researcher who was the vice-presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party in the 1992 US presidential election, as the running-mate of Andre Marrou. Marrou and Lord placed fourth in the popular vote with 290,087 votes (0.3%).

Early Life and Education

Lord was born on February 8, 1952, in New York City, New York, USA. She completed her undergraduate and M.D. degrees at the University of Maryland and earned her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.


Until 1983, Lord was employed by Abbott Laboratories, where she authored the successful new drug application for benzodiazepine hypnotic "ProSom." After leaving Abbott, Lord worked as an independent consultant in the areas of pharmaceutical development, medical malpractice, and toxicology.

Lord was actively involved in politics and libertarian causes. She served on the boards of directors for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the Fully Informed Jury Association. She also wrote the introduction to the original edition of "You and the Police" by Boston T. Party.

1992 US Presidential Election

In the 1992 US presidential election, Lord was the vice-presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, running alongside Andre Marrou. The ticket placed fourth in the popular vote with 290,087 votes (0.3%).

Mayoral Campaign and Later Political Pursuits

In 1990, Lord ran as the Libertarian candidate for Mayor of the District of Columbia. She also made an unsuccessful run for Nye County, Nevada District Attorney as a Republican in 2010.

Personal Life and Legacy

Lord was known for her love of the West and her ideal residence "off the grid." She was a prolific attorney and medical expert, using her skills to do patent work globally. Lord was passionate about libertarian principles and was involved in various organizations advocating for personal freedom and individual rights.

Lord passed away on February 14, 2022, in Show Low, Arizona, after a brief bout with COVID-19. She is survived by her mother, Maxine Schwartzman, her brothers, Robert Lord and Howard Michael Schwartzman, her sister, Susan Lord, and her aunt, Rita Lee.

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Preceded by:
Andre Marrou
Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate
Succeeded by:
Jo Jorgensen

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