Excerpt from Record of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Health: Legislature of 1881
Paxton, Mass. Was born Aug. 18, 1839 and was educated in the public schools of Worcester, the academy at Wilbraham, Dart mouth College, and the Harvard Medical School. He was Assist ant Surgeon of the United States Volunteers, and held the same rank in the Seventh Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteers, serving from November, 1863, to May, 1866. Under the State Aid law he held the position of examining surgeon, and he was also examining surgeon on account of United States pensions from 1867 to 1871. He was a member of the Boston School Committee from 1869 to 1875, and held the office of coroner from 1867 to 1877.
Seventh Middlesex District. - john clark rand, Republican, of Medford, is a member of the firm of Rand, Avery, Co., of Boston, Printers to the Commonwealth. He was born in Chelsea, Mass., June 6, 1842 studied in the Boston public schools and the Roxbury Latin and English High School, graduating at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1863. After graduation he devoted himself at once to the work of learning the business in which he is at present engaged, and with which various members of his family have long been identified. During the last campaign Mr. Rand was an active worker, and held the office of President of the Young Men's Republican Club of Medford. Though a new member, he is familiar with the methods of legislation, owing to his business connection with the Legislature and the other depart ments of the State Government.
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