1909: Oldest College Janitor Resigns

doc-raymondMiddletown, Conn., Oct. 14.–The oldest college janitor in this country, Harlow Raymond, aged eighty-eight, who has been caretaker of the Wesleyan university buildings for forty-five years, has resigned to take effect next March.

From The Free Lance (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Saturday, October 16, 1909.

Harlow “Doc” Raymond was born on November 14, 1829 in western Massachusetts, and moved to Middletown in 1865 to become superintendent¬†of buildings and grounds at Wesleyan University. After his retirement he moved to Longmeadow, Mass., where he died at the age of 90 on June 1, 1920.

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