SAN PEDRO — Kenneth Evans Lord has been appointed to the Los Angeles Harbor Commission by Mayor Tom Bradley.
Lord, 54, is secretary-treasurer of the 3,500-member Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International Local 1-128. He will replace Michael Schwab, who resigned from the five-member panel in January at the mayor's request.
Lord has lived in San Pedro for more than 45 years, according to a Harbor Department spokesman. Before becoming a union official, he worked for Texaco Inc. in Wilmington as a lab technician.
Lord's appointment to the commission, which sets policy for the Port of Los Angeles, is subject to City Council approval. His name was submitted to the mayor for consideration by Bill Robertson, who heads the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Robertson had also submitted Schwab's name to the mayor.