Remembering Jack Lord


Commodore John J. P. Ryan

(Photograph donated by Steve's Girl and used courtesy of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary)

Jack was honored for his professional accomplishments and his service to others. Here are a few of the honors about which we've learned:

-- St. Gaudan's Medal in Art, 1938

-- Theatre World Award, 1954-1955

-- Bronze Wrangler Award, Western Heritage Awards for Stoney Burke, 1963

-- Recognition by the State of Hawai'i

*  Resolution honoring Jack for his contributions to the State of Hawai'i, Hawai'i State Legislature, 1970

*  Resolution honoring Jack for his contributions to the State of Hawai'i and proclamation of Jack Lord Day, Governor John A. Burns, 1972

*  Resolution naming Jack the Hawai'i Citizen of the Year for his "outstanding contributions to the state, Hawai'i State Legislature, 1979

-- Named honorary commodore in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1972

-- Named in Men and Women of Hawaii: A Biographical Directory of Noteworthy Men and Women of Hawaii,1972

-- No Greater Love Award, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1974 and 1977

-- Award for support of the University of Hawai'i football team, 1974

-- Certificate for "exceptional service and outstanding contributions" to he Federal Community, Hawai'i-Pacific Federal Executive Board, 1975

--  Named in Who's Who in the World, 1976-1977

-- Honored with testimonial luncheon, Variety Club, 1978

-- Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1981

-- Golden Bell Award, Taiwan Film Academy, 1981

-- Nominated for TV Land Award for Coolest Crime Fighting Team, Hawaii Five-0, 2006

-- Certificate of Achievement, US Army, Tripler Army Medical Center, date unknown

-- Honorary Membership, Honolulu Sertoma Club, date unknown


Law Enforcement

The following represent letters written to Jack commending him for his service to the field of law enforcement:

-- Letter to Jack Lord from Francis Keala, Chief, Honolulu Police Department, dated April 6, 1979, inviting Jack and Marie to the Department’s “Eleventh Annual Police Banquet on Saturday, May 19, 1979, at the Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village.” (Editor’s Note: Jack and Marie were out of town and could not attend.)

-- Letter to Mr. Michael Glick, Unit Manager, Hawaii Five-0, from Lt. James Naylor, Personnel Division, Honolulu Police Department, dated January 31, 1969, asking him “to present a courtesy membership card” to Jack “in behalf of President John J. Harrington, Fraternal Order of Police, because of his contribution to policing as the star of Hawaii Five-0.”

-- Letter to John J. Ryan from Mayor Sam Yorty (Los Angeles, California) dated September 15, 1965, thanking Jack “for your encouraging communication of support, not only for myself but for our splendid Police Department…”

-- Letter to John Joseph Ryan from Chief W. H. Parker (Los Angeles Police Department) dated August 30, 1965, thanking Jack “for the gracious remarks contained in your recent letter. It is support such as yours that improves the status of all law enforcement officers…”



-- Request from the Democratic Party of Hawai'i to run for governor of the state, date unknown

-- Request from the Republican Party of Hawa'i to run for governor of the state, date unknown

-- Honored by the Salvation Army, which named the worship center at the Kroc Center "The Jack and Marie Lord Worship and Performing Arts Center"

--  Honored by the University of Georgia's Museum of Art, which established a new publication as a result of his donation of works by Marc Chagall.

-- Honored by more than 40 museums and galleries that have displayed his art