Laurier T. “Larry” Raymond, Jr. was born in Lewiston, Maine on May 7, 1932. He grew up in Lewiston where his father was involved in Lewiston politics as city controller. Larry attended Wallace, Jordan and then Lewiston High School. Per advice from Frank Coffin, Raymond attended Washington and Lee University for undergraduate as well as law school. He finished both after six years and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the artillery. He spent six months at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and then six months as trust officer for the First National Trust and Savings Bank, Lynchburg, Virginia. Larry took the Maine Bar exam in 1958 and served as reserve officer in JAG for eight and a half years. He served on the planning board and was the assistant County Attorney from 1960-1962 and the County Attorney in 1962. Laurier was on the Androscoggin River Pollution Commission in 1963, was the president of the Lewiston-Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1968, and held the position of Judge of Probate Court from 1965-1998. Since this interview he has served as Mayor of Lewiston, Maine.
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