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U.S. Marshals Service

District of South Dakota

United States Marshal John B. Raymond



John Baldwin Raymond was appointed United States Marshal, Dakota Territory on 11/12/1977 by President Rutherford Hayes and was headquartered in Yankton, then later in Fargo; served until 1882 and declined reappointment. 

He was elected as a republican to the Forty-eighth Congress March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1884. Raymond was later engaged in wheat farming in Fargo.

Raymond (aka Delegate Raymond) was a Delegate from the Territory of Dakota to the United States House of Representatives.  Raymond attended Business College in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1865 and 1866.  Raymond then served in the Union Army during the Civil War, enlisted as a private in the Thirty-first Regiment, Illinois Infantry, in 1861; promoted to captain of Company E of that regiment after the siege of Vicksburg in 1863.  Raymond served throughout the war and settled in Mississippi and published the Mississippi Pilot newspaper at Jackson, Mississippi during the reconstruction of that State and until 1877.  He was assistant State treasurer of Mississippi 1873-1875. 

John Raymond was born in Lockport, NY on December 5, 1844 and moved with his parents to Tazewell County, IL.  Raymond died in Fargo, Dakota (now North Dakota), January 3, 1886 with interment in the public vault in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


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