Greg Lord and The American Dream

Dr. Greg Lord is the son of Oscar Lord (1919-2004) and Hazel White Lord (1927-2002). The working class couple met in Rapides Parish, Louisiana when his father, originally from New Hampshire, was serving in the Merchant Marines and came to Louisiana with a military buddy. Greg’s mother was one of 15 siblings from a subsistence farming family on the border of Natchitoches, Vernon, and Rapides parishes.

Greg has fond memories of fishing with his maternal grandmother in small ponds in the Kisatche Forest area and hunting with a sling shot.
When Greg was 4 years old, his father, a pipe fitter by trade, gained employment in the large scale construction business building dams. His fatherʼs employment took the young family to Colorado, Utah, and Venezuela. Greg returned to attend high school in Simpson,La., where the bright young man graduated as the President of his High School Class in 1972.

No one in Gregʼs blue collar family had been educated beyond high school, but a key high school teacher, Mr. Pope, encouraged the academically talented young Greg to consider earning a college education. With this support, Greg attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and worked odd jobs as an electrician, diesel mechanic, welder, carpenter, and a surveyor to pay for his education while also providing for his own young family. As he neared college graduation, friends encouraged the bright young father to consider Medical School. He applied and was accepted to LSU Medical School in Shreveport. The young family moved to Shreveport; and remarkably, Greg successfully earned his Medical Degree. After Medical School, Greg and his family returned to Vernon Parish and Greg started his solo private medical practice as a General Practitioner at just 28 years old.

Now, 38 years later, it’s obvious that Greg’s talent as a problem solver and his integrity as a fiscally conservative young businessman have helped him to progress. His scope of responsibility has grown tremendously since he started out as a 28 year-old physician in Leesville, LA. Because Dr. Greg Lord loves his patients and saw a need, he worked tirelessly to develop medical services in his area of the state. When he began his private practice in 1982, patients had to travel out of the area for most major diagnostic tests and had to visit a hospital to obtain lab tests and x-rays. Since then, he has founded multiple businesses to provide jobs and a wide array of diagnostic testing and quality medical services locally.

A list of his accomplishments over the last 37 years:
•Founder and owner of Lord Clinic in Leesville
•Founder and past managing partner of Leesville Rehabilitation Hospital
•Founder and past managing partner of Doctorsʼ Hospital at Deer Creek
•Partner Owner of the new Woodlands Healthcare Center in Leesville & Medical Director
•Past Chief of Staff for Doctors’ Hospital at Deer Creek and Byrd Regional Hospital multiple times
•Owner of Green Ridge Apartments and Lord Clinic Properties in Leesville
•Owner and cultivator of Lord Farm (200 acre fruit and nut tree farm);
and is a hobby farmer, hunter, and fisherman in his spare time.
•Faithful husband and father of six grown children. Paid for all 6 college educations!

Gregʼs work ethic is indefatigable. His motto, “Outwork the competition!” has served him well. Now, in 2019, Greg is ready to put his lifetime of problem-solving, fiscally conservative thinking, and integrity to work to better Louisiana.

Greg and his wife, Angelle Dupre Lord, are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is pro-life, pro-family, and pro-small business. He is a self-professed “country boy.” He loves rural people and rural living, including dirt track racing, tractors, fishing, hunting, and farming and family. He believes the American Dream can be a reality for those who are willing to work to make it happen and he wants to help ensure that possibility for the future generations of Louisianians by representing the people of District 24 in the Louisiana Legislature.