By Dr. Sohail Ansari
Judge Edward Raymond, of Karachi, who died in June 1928 at the age of 64, was the first Indian Catholic to be named Judge of the High Court Bench. Besides devoting great energy to the State, Mr. Raymond likewise distinguished himself in service to the Church. He was President of the All India Catholic Conference in 1922, and was made a Knight of St. Gregory by his Holiness Pope Pius XI in 1924. For years he had received Holy Communion daily.
He had eleven children. Among his sons were Fr. Stephen Raymond who was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi, Archbishop Leonard Raymond of Nagpur and Judge Herman Raymond of the Sindh High Court.