|Majority Leader of the |
North Carolina Senate
January 24, 2001 –November 17, 2009
|Preceded by||Roy Cooper|
|Succeeded by||Martin Nesbitt|
|Member of the North Carolina Senate|
January 25, 1995 –December 31, 2009
|Preceded by||Lura Self Tally|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Dickson|
|Constituency||24th District (1995-2003) |
19th District (2003-2009)
January 12, 1983 –January 11, 1989
ServingwithLura Self Tally
|Preceded by||Glenn Reginald Jernigan |
Joseph Bryant Raynor, Jr. (Redistricting)
|Succeeded by||Joseph Bryant Raynor, Jr.|
Anthony Eden Rand
September 1, 1939
Panther Branch, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||May 1, 2020 80) (aged|
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, U.S.
|Children||2, including Ripley|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, JD)|
Anthony Eden Rand (September 1, 1939 – May 1, 2020) was an American attorney and politician who served as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1981 to 1988 and again from 1995 to 2009.
Rand was born in southern Wake County, North Carolina, and graduated from Garner High School in 1957. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961 and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law 1964.
After serving for seven years, Rand left the Assembly to launch an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 1988, losing to Jim Gardner. Rand returned to the state Senate in 1995, where he served until his resignation in 2009.His district included Bladen and Cumberland counties. A lawyer and consultant from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rand served as Senate Majority Leader from 2001 through 2009. He was succeeded in the leadership post by Martin Nesbitt.
In 2007, Rand proposed in Senate Bill S1557 that the state formally apologize for slavery and the denial of civil rights that followed after slavery.
On May 28, 2008, Rand filed North Carolina Senate Bill 2079requiring North Carolina college students to mentor public school-age children in order to receive a bachelor's degree. The bill was named for Eve Carson and Abhijit Mahato, two students murdered in North Carolina in 2008.
After leaving the Senate, Rand was appointed to head the state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission.He was also chairman of the board of Law Enforcement Associates Corp. Later, he was chairman of the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission.
Rand had two children, including attorney Ripley Rand, who served as United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. Rand died of cancer on May 1, 2020 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. He was 80.
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|North Carolina Senate|
Samuel Rudolph Noble
| Member of the North Carolina Senate |
from the 12th district
Served alongside: Lura Self Tally
Joseph Bryant Raynor, Jr.
Lura Self Tally
| Member of the North Carolina Senate |
from the 24th district
Robert G. Shaw
| Member of the North Carolina Senate |
from the 19th district
| Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate |