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Among the representative members of the Eastern Oregon bar the name of John L. Rand must be given a leading place. he having by virtue of natural ability and practical training attained to a position in his profession which many an older man might well be proud to occupy.
Born October 28, 1861, at Portsmouth, N, H., he received his preliminary education in the public schools, and in 1879 entered Dartmouth college at Hanover, N. Il., graduating at the age of 21. In 188.3 he moved to Walla Walla,Wash., where be taught in Whitman College for two years. During this time he took up the study of law under the direction of Bon. N. T. Caton, and was admitted to the bar May 1885. He then moved to Baker City where he has practiced with signal success ever since. He is an enthusiastic republican, and was elected district attorney of the sixth judicial district in 1888 and again in 1891. He also held the position of city attorney for two years prior to this. He is a member of the Elks, Knights of Pythias, Red Men and A. O. U. W. In July, 1895, he married Miss F. Packwood.