Nancy Lord was the vice-presidential candidate of the United States Libertarian Party in the U.S. presidential election, 1992, as the running-mate of Andre Marrou, after being the first Libertarian to run for Mayor of Washington, D.C. in 1990
Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Lord was active in antiwar activities in the 60s and was drawn into Libertarian politics from seeing the costs of the war on drugs. Lord completed undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Maryland. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University. 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 for some years part of a “DC libertarian power couple,” married to Cato Institute health care analyst Michael Tanner from 1991-1994.
Lord has served on the boards of directors for NORML and for the Fully Informed Jury Association and wrote the introduction to the original edition of You and the Police by Boston T. Party.
She lives in Pahrump, Nevada and practices before state and federal courts.