Raymond, Richard L.

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Raymond, Richard L.

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Richard L. Raymond was born in 1932 in Berlin, Connecticut, the son of Horace Hovey and Grace Raymond. He was educated at Dean Academy and Yale University, where he studied marine biology, later serving with the US Navy as a meteorologist in Bermuda and writing for the Royal Gazette. After moving to Canada, where he worked as an editor at The Canadian Press, he entered graduate studies and was appointed assistant professor of English at Dalhousie University. He was a poetry editor at The Dalhousie Review and a patron of the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He was actively involved in cultural and social organizations such as the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia and the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia. Raymond's business interests included serving on the board of directors for Raymond Precision Industries in Connecticut; he also financed restaurants, including the Henry House, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was married to Jocelyn Raymond, with whom he had two children. Raymond died in 1991.


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