George H. Rand, Jr. was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, October 1907, the son of prominent area physician, Dr. George H. Rand and Grace (Ham) Rand. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1929. He also completed a summer course in pulp and paper technology at the University of Maine.
He joined International Paper Company in 1930 at the Otis Mill in Livermore Falls. In 1946, he was made assistant manager of the Niagara Falls Mill of IP. In 1952, Rand was appointed the Northern Division Assistant Manager. He was promoted to Manager in 1954. At the time, the Northern Division included mills located at Niagara Halls, Corinth, Ticonderoga, and Tonawanda in New York, Livermore Falls, and York Haven, Pennsylvania.
In 1960, Rand was elected Vice President in charge of the Northern Division Manufacturing Operations and in 1966, he was named Vice President in charge of I.P. Environmental Affairs. He was active in many industry organizations including 12 years as a Director of the National Council on Air and Stream Improvement. He also served three years as Chair of the Air and Water Resources Committee of the American Paper Institute.
For 23 years, Rand was an individual member of the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation. He served two years on the Membership Committee and 12 years on the Summer Institute Committee. He chaired the Summer Institute Committee for three years. Rand retired from the paper industry on August 6, 1973 and passed away nine years later on April 30, 1972.
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