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RAINEY (Soundex R500) — See also AINEY, BRAINERD, CRAINE, DELORAINE, GAINEY, GRAINER, LAINEY, LARAINE, LARRAINE, MCCRAINE, MCCRAINEY, RAIN, RAINE, RAINEAR, RAINER, RAINERI, RAINES, RAINIE, RAINNIE, RANEY, RANI, RANNEY, RANNI, RINEY, TRAINER.

  RAINEY: See also Frederick Rainey Dyer — William Rainey Marshall — Rainey H. Ridenhour — Rainey S. Taylor
  Rainey, Anson (1848-1922) — of Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., March 1, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1881-82; district judge in Texas, 1885-93; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1893. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., August 6, 1922 (age 74 years, 158 days). Interment at Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Rainey (1824-1854) and Nancy Blake (Baker) Rainey (1826-1898); married, February 17, 1874, to Frances Irene 'Fannie' Meriwether (1848-1940; first cousin twice removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822) and James Meriwether (1755-1817); second cousin once removed of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; third cousin of Reuben Handy Meriwether (1820-?)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rainey, Charles — also known as Charlie Rainey — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Charles F. — of Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Charlie See Charles Rainey
  Rainey, Mrs. Clem See Rebecca Laing Rainey
  Rainey, D. — of Vienna, Maries County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Maries County Democratic Party, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Edward J. — of Illinois. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Fred — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state senate 10th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Rainey, George — of Enid, Garfield County, Okla. Republican. Postmaster at Enid, Okla., 1921-33 (acting, 1921-22). Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Hamilton See L. Hamilton Rainey
  Rainey, Helen Hauk See Helen Vance
  Rainey, Henry Thomas (1860-1934) — also known as Henry T. Rainey — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill. Born in Carrollton, Greene County, Ill., August 20, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1903-21, 1923-34; defeated, 1920; died in office 1934; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1933-34; died in office 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920, 1924, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 19, 1934 (age 73 years, 364 days). Interment at Carrollton Cemetery, Carrollton, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Rainey (1815-1887) and Catherine 'Kate' (Thomas) Rainey (1838-1934); married, June 27, 1889, to Ella McBride (1858-1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Henry T. Rainey: Robert A. Waller, Rainey of Illinois: A political biography, 1903-34
  Rainey, John — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1901-02; defeated, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, John David (b. 1945) — Born in Freeport, Brazoria County, Tex., 1945. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 1990-2010; took senior status 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Rainey, John R. — of Gentry County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Gentry County, 1929-30. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, John S., Jr. — of Enfield, Halifax County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Rainey, John William (1880-1923) — also known as John W. Rainey — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 21, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, 1912-16; U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1918-23; died in office 1923. Catholic. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 4, 1923 (age 42 years, 134 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Rainey and Catherine Rainey; married, June 17, 1914, to Ethel F. McMahon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rainey, Joseph H. — of Pennsylvania. Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Joseph H. Rainey Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832-1887) — also known as Joseph H. Rainey — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in slavery in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., June 21, 1832. Republican. Barber; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Georgetown County, 1868; member of South Carolina state senate, 1869; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1870-79. African ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., August 2, 1887 (age 55 years, 42 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery, Georgetown, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Rainey, Julian D. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, L. Hamilton — of Nassau County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Lilius Bratton (1876-1959) — also known as Lilius B. Rainey — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., July 27, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1919-23. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., September 27, 1959 (age 83 years, 62 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rainey, Pat — of Southern Pines, Moore County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Rainey, Rebecca Laing (born c.1896) — also known as Mrs. Clem Rainey — of Dawson, Terrell County, Ga. Born in Georgia, about 1896. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Terrell County, 1947-49; resigned 1949. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Robert — of Lemmon, Perkins County, S.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Robert Minter (1882-1971) — also known as Robert M. Rainey — of Atoka, Atoka County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., September 29, 1882. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1907-08; district judge in Oklahoma, 1909-15; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1917-20; chief justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1920-21. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died April 3, 1971 (age 88 years, 186 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse G. Rainey and Annie Elizabeth (Moore) Rainey; married, August 12, 1905, to Lillian Fryer (1885-1960).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rainey, S. J. — of King City, Gentry County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Gentry County, 1943-44; defeated, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Samuel Lawrence (1789-1867) — also known as Samuel Rainey — of Guthriesville, York District (now York County), S.C. Born in 1789. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from York, 1860-62. Died in 1867 (age about 78 years). Interment at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Rainey (1743-1813) and Mary (Fondren) Rainey (1752-1842); married to Leathea L. Beckham (1797-1835).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rainey, T. H. — of South Carolina. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Rainey, Walter C. — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 5th District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Rainey, William H. — of Indiana. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1912. Burial location unknown.


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