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Olney Martin Raymond ’24

Published in Feb. 5, 1997, issue

Olney was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 18, 1902, to John William Raymond (who was connected with the Central Leather Co. in NYC) and Hannah Valentine. He died in 1994. Ollie attended Brooklyn Friends School and the George School.

At Princeton he was a member of the Nassau Lit Board, Phi Beta Kappa, and Whig Hall. He received his LLB from Harvard Law School in 1927. He was associated with Bleecker and Tuckerman (1928-30), and with the Long Island Lighting Co. from 1931-40.

Ollie married Judith Guadagni of Brooklyn, N.Y.. in 1938. His nephew Will Raymond remembers him as a "family man" for most of his life. He raised four children, lived in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, and practiced law independently. He was also a dedicated ornithologist and spent much time pursuing this activity at his summer home on Long Island. He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the Revolution, and the Knickerbocker Field Club (Brooklyn).

He is survived by four children, Bruce, Judy, Marianna, and Sarah. He had three brothers, including two who attended Princeton, Valentine K. '19 and Richard V. '21. (He was not related to Ridenour Raymond '24, of Kansas City, Mo.).

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