1937 – Born in New York City on the 14th of August.
1972 – Lord was a key figure in the restoration of relations between the United States and China.
1959 – Lord graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.
1969 – As a member of the National Security Council’s planning staff.
1971 – He was an aide to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, accompanying him on his secret trip to Beijing.
1973-1977 – Lord became the State Department’s top policy adviser on China.
1985-1989 – United States Ambassador to China and assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs during President Clinton’s first term.
1960 – Obtained an M.A. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
1993-1997 – Assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
– He has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Williams College, Tufts University, Dominican College, and Bryant College.