Robert G Durand

Graduating class of 1948

Versatility characterized Bob Durand’s outstanding athletic career at Central High School. He earned 13 varsity letters while competing in football, baseball, basketball, and track. Durand, Walt Duguay, and Ron Dumont comprised a trio of prolific touchdown producers in the Central backfield known as the “3D’s”. In 1947, Durand was named captain of the All State Football Team and also captained the Little Green basketball squad. Later, he lettered in football and baseball for four years at the University of New Hampshire. In 1950, the fleet running back received All-New England Honorable Mention recognition as the football Wildcats were undefeated and untied. Durand saw active duty as a first lieutenant with the US Army during the Korean conflict. Since 1973, he has been a part owner of Chase and Durand Insurance Associates, Inc. Through the years, the civic-minded Durand has held key positions in various state and local organizations including the Central Booster Club and William J. Moore Center. In 1991, he was elected to the Queen City Hall of Fame and currently serves on its selection committee. He resides in Bedford with his wife, the former Beverly L. Batten, also a 1948 graduate of Central. They have a son, Richard A. Durand, a daughter, Debra J. Durand, and two granddaughters, Catherine and Jacqueline Durand.