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Rand ,John Langdon (1861-1942).

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Record 213/2197
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Collection Miscellaneous
Date of photo 1895-1910
Description John Langdon Rand (1861-1942). Rand was born October 28, 1861, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His parents, John Sullivan Rand and Elvira Wallace Odiorne Rand. He attended a prep school, later graduated from Dartmouth in 1883, and took a teaching job in Walla Walla, Washington. He studied law and was admitted to the Washington bar in 1885, to the Oregon bar in 1886, and promptly moved to Baker City to practice law. In 1888 he was elected District Attorney. On July 23, 1895, during his second two-year term as District Attorney, Rand married Edith Ganzaga Packwood (1871-1954), daughter of William H. and Johanna Packwood. In 1902 John was elected to a four-year term in the Oregon legislature. He did not run for re-election instead devoted his time to private practice. On October 18, 1921, Oregon Governor Ben W. Olcott appointed Rand to the Oregon Supreme Court. Rand ran successfully for six-year terms in 1922, 1928, 1934, and 1940. During his years on the Supreme Court bench, Rand served as Chief Justice three times (1927-1929; 1933-1935; and 1939-1941). Rand died in office November 19, 1942. Edith and John had two sons, Irving and John Langdon, Jr., who went by his middle name. Irving married Helen Biggs. Their daughter, Mary Rand Ballantyne of Boise, Idaho, donated this collection of Packwood and Hazeltine photos.
Object ID 1980.1.841
Place Baker City
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