Erwin P. Raymond

Erwin P. Raymond was a prominent Toledo attorney, a member of City Council and the Police Board, a trustee of the Toledo Public Library, and City Solicitor.

Raymond was born in Adrian, Michigan on March 9, 1845, the son of Paul and Marriet (Southworth) Raymond. His family moved to Toledo in 1866. His father, a native of New Hampshire, was a successful merchant and a well-known realtor in Toledo.

Raymond attended the public schools of Toledo. He graduated with a law degree in 1871 from Michigan State University and was admitted to the Ohio Bar. He entered a partnership with Charles Dodge under the firm name of Dodge & Raymond. They practiced law together for twelve years and then Raymond conducted his general law practice alone.

In October, 1875 Raymond married Margaret L. Johnson with whom he had three children. Paul Raymond died March 15, 1900 at the age of 90. Clara Belle Raymond, daughter of Erwin and Margaret died January 6, 1904 at the age of 20. Margaret L. Raymond died July 7, 1906 and Erwin P. Raymond, Jr. died July 15, 1923. (Portrait and Biographical Record of the City of Toledo and Lucas County. (Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co., 1895), pp.392, 395.)

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