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RAINFORTH (Soundex R516) — See also BAMFORTH, BINFORD, BRIDGEFORTH, BRIDGFORTH, COMFORTH, CORNFORTH, DANFORTH, FORTH, FORTHOFER, GOFORTH, KLIEFORTH, LINFOOT, LINFORD, MONFORT, NINFO, OSSENFORT, SWINFORD, WEYFORTH, WINFORD, WOHLFORTH.

  Rainforth, Jeff (b. 1968) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in California, 1968. Reform candidate for U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 2002; Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Still living as of 2003.


RAINGUET (Soundex R523) — See also AINGER, DAINGERFIELD, DOMINGUEZ, FINGUERRA, GRAINGER, LAING, LAINGEN, RAIN, RANGUETTE, RINGUEBERG, RINGUET.

  Rainguet, Maxime (1897-1945) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Paris, France, February 8, 1897. Consular Agent for France in Detroit, Mich., 1935. Died December 8, 1945 (age 48 years, 303 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


RAINIE (Soundex R500) — See also DELAINIA, PAINI, RAIN, RAINE, RAINEY, RAINIER, RAINNIE, RANEY, RANI, RANNEY, RANNI, TOMAINI, WAINIO.

  Rainie, Herbert W. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Concord 6th Ward, 1956; elected New Hampshire state senate 15th District 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RAINIER (Soundex R560) — See also DELAINIA, GARDINIER, GORDINIER, GUINIER, MINIER, NIER, PAINI, POINIER, RAIN, RAINEAR, RAINER, RAINERI, RAINIE, RANER, RANIER, RANIERI, RAUNER, RAYNER, TOMAINI, WAINIO.

  Rainier, Joseph — of Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind. Republican. Postmaster at Auburn, Ind., 1876-81. Burial location unknown.


RAINKO (Soundex R520) — See also AINKA, KORIAN, PAINKEN, RAIN, RENCO, RONCI, RONCKA, RONCO, RUNCO.

  Rainko, Stanley E. (1931-2011) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich.; Harrison Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born August 21, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961; member, Sterling Heights City Council, 1968-81. Died April 8, 2011 (age 79 years, 230 days). Burial location unknown.


RAINNIE (Soundex R500) — See also HAINNEVILLE, RAIN, RAINEY, RAINIE, RANEY, RANI, RANNEY, RANNI.

  Rainnie, W. O. — of Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Mayor of Ashtabula, Ohio, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RAINONE (Soundex R550) — See also QUINONES, RAIN, RAINOR, RANIN, RONAN, RONAYNE, RONEN, RONIN, RUNION, RUNNION, RUNYAN, RUNYON, SERRAINO, TRAINOR.

  Rainone, Louis N. — of Middletown, Monmouth County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988. Still living as of 1988.


RAINOR (Soundex R560) — See also GAINOR, MAINOR, MAINORD, RAIN, RAINER, RAINONE, RAYNOR, SERRAINO, TRAINOR.

  Rainor, T. H. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1888. Burial location unknown.


RAINS (Soundex R520) — See also RAIN, RAINES, RAINSFORD, RANSE, RASIN, RAYENS.

  RAINS: See also Aylett Rains Cotton — Aylett Rains Cotton, Jr.
  Rains, Albert McKinley (1902-1991) — also known as Albert Rains — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Grove Oak, DeKalb County, Ala., March 11, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1941-44; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1945-65 (5th District 1945-63, at-large 1963-65); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., March 22, 1991 (age 89 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 29, 1939, to Allison Blair.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rains, Charles L. — of Galena, Cherokee County, Kan. Republican. Postmaster at Galena, Kan., 1909-12. Burial location unknown.
  Rains, Donald B. — of North Carolina. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Rains, Donnie — of Williamsburg, Whitley County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 82nd District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Rains, Emory (1800-1878) — of Texas. Born in Warren County, Tenn., May 4, 1800. Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Shelby and Sabine, 1837-39; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1847-48, 1851-54; member of Texas state senate, 1859. Prime supporter of the Texas homestead law; in 1861, stood with Sam Houston in opposition to secession. Died in Emory, Rains County, Tex., March 4, 1878 (age 77 years, 304 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Emory, Tex.
  Rains County, Tex. is named for him.
  Rains, Euclid See Thomas Euclid Rains, Sr.
  Rains, George W. — of Galena, Cherokee County, Kan. Republican. Postmaster at Galena, Kan., 1912-16. Burial location unknown.
  Rains, Henry — of Johnston County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Johnston County, 1777. Burial location unknown.
  Rains, Hobdy G. (1912-1988) — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in DeKalb County, Ala., March 29, 1912. Democrat. Parole officer; lawyer; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952, 1968; secretary of Alabama Democratic Party, 1967. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Alabama, April 18, 1988 (age 76 years, 20 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Will Greene Rains (1884-1949) and Ola (Hamrick) Rains (1887-1919); married, September 8, 1945, to Constance N. Goldman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rains, Jack — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Rains, Jerry — of Knox County, Ind. Republican. Chair of Knox County Republican Party, 2011. Still living as of 2011.
  Rains, Joe F. (b. 1914) — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in Clinton, Henry County, Mo., January 24, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; used car dealer; grocery business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Pettis County, 1965-66. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 7, 1946, to Yvonne W. Crouch.
  Rains, John — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Rains, Joseph — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Rains, Ken — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Rains, Kenneth P. — of Kentucky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Rains, T. Euclid See Thomas Euclid Rains, Sr.
  Rains, Thomas Euclid, Sr. (c.1921-2000) — also known as T. Euclid Rains — of Alabama. Born about 1921. Broom manufacturer; member of Alabama state house of representatives 26th District, 1979-91. Methodist. Member, Lions. Became blind when he lost both eyes in an accident with a pair scissors as a boy. He was the only totally blind baseball coach in Little League history. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car in which he was a passenger went off a bridge in heavy rain, near Geraldine, Marshall County, Ala., August 27, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Near Albertville, Marshall County, Ala.


RAINSFORD (Soundex R521) — See also BINSFELD, BRANSFORD, DUNSFORD, HANSFORD, LANSFORD, LUNSFORD, PONSFORD, RAINS, RANSFORD, RAYNSFORD.

  RAINSFORD: See also Peronneau Finley Henderson
  Rainsford, Thomas Hobbs — of Edgefield County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state senate from Edgefield County, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.


RAINVILLE (Soundex R514) — See also JUBINVILLE, LINVILLE, MAINVILLE, MINVIELLE, POMINVILLE, RENVILLE.

  RAINVILLE: See also Oliver Cabana, Jr.
  Rainville, Harold E. (b. 1907) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 30, 1907. Republican. Public relations executive; campaign manager in many elections for U.S. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen; also special assistant to the Senator; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Van Buren Rainville and Agnes Marie (Ward) Rainville; married, August 6, 1932, to Mariann Rita Pack.


RAINWATER (Soundex R536) — See also ASPINWALL, GILLENWATER, GLINNWATER, HAINWORTH, HEMINWAY, SHEINWALD, WAINWRIGHT.

  Rainwater, Annette — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 (alternate), 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  Rainwater, C. C. — Republican. Member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Rainwater, Donald G. II — of Westfield, Hamilton County, Ind. Libertarian. Candidate for Indiana state senate 20th District, 2016; candidate for Indiana state house of representatives 24th District, 2018; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 2020. Still living as of 2020.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Rainwater, Harrison S. — of Bolivar, Polk County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Polk County, 1935-42. Burial location unknown.


RAIRDEN (Soundex R635) — See also BAIRD, BEAIRD, BIRDELL, BIRDEN, BIRDENER, BIRDER, GAIRDIAN, KINNAIRD, LAIRD, LEAIRD, ORIORDAN, RAIRIGH, RARDAN, RARDEN, RARDIN, RARIDEN, REARDEN, REARDON, RIERDON, RIORDAN, VIRDEN.

Bradstreet S. Rairden Rairden, Bradstreet Stinson (1858-1944) — also known as Bradstreet S. Rairden — Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 7, 1858. Ship captain; insurance agent; U.S. Consul in Batavia, 1892-97, 1900-17; Riviere du Loup, 1917-20; Curaçao, 1920-24; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Batavia, 1898-1900. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 9, 1944 (age 86 years, 2 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Bradstreet Rairden (1813-1887) and Mary Brown (Tarbox) Rairden (1830-1876); married, January 12, 1887, to Elizabeth Frances Collins (1864-1942); father of Francis Bradstreet Rairden (1888-1973), Percy Wallace Rairden and David Laurence Rairden.
  Political family: Rairden family of Santa Monica, California.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1920)
  Rairden, David Laurence (1893-1956) — also known as David L. Rairden — Born in Batavia, Java (now Jakarta, Indonesia), June 9, 1893. U.S. Vice Consul in Batavia, as of 1916. Died in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 13, 1956 (age 63 years, 96 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bradstreet Stinson Rairden and Elizabeth Frances (Collins) Rairden (1864-1942); brother of Francis Bradstreet Rairden (1888-1973) and Percy Wallace Rairden; married, May 29, 1919, to Marie Alford; married, March 13, 1926, to Dee Clifford.
  Political family: Rairden family of Santa Monica, California.
  Rairden, Francis Bradstreet (1888-1973) — also known as Frank Bradstreet Rairden — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born, of American parents, in Java, Indonesia, May 4, 1888. Insurance agent; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Batavia, 1909-11. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 24, 1973 (age 85 years, 20 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bradstreet Stinson Rairden and Elizabeth Frances (Collins) Rairden (1864-1942); brother of Percy Wallace Rairden and David Laurence Rairden (1893-1956).
  Political family: Rairden family of Santa Monica, California.
  Rairden, Frank Bradstreet See Francis Bradstreet Rairden
George A. Rairden Rairden, George A. (1891-1972) — of Leon, Mason County, W.Va. Born in Leon, Mason County, W.Va., January 9, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; land agent; contractor; justice of the peace; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mason County, 1927-36, 1939-46, 1949-54, 1959-60. Died March 17, 1972 (age 81 years, 68 days). Interment at Leon Cemetery, Leon, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey C. Rairden and Rachel (McDaniel) Rairden; married 1919 to Wretha Parsons (1893-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Rairden, John (b. 1831) — of Michigan. Born in 1831. Member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Rairden, Percy Wallace (1889-1970) — also known as Percy W. Rairden — Born in Anjer, Java (Anyer, Indonesia), November 14, 1889. Insurance agent; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Batavia, 1911-14. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 24, 1970 (age 80 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bradstreet Stinson Rairden and Elizabeth Frances (Collins) Rairden (1864-1942); brother of Francis Bradstreet Rairden and David Laurence Rairden (1893-1956); married, October 19, 1915, to Dorothy Gillis (1895-1991).
  Political family: Rairden family of Santa Monica, California.


RAIRIGH (Soundex R620) — See also AIRI, IRIGON, RAIRDEN, RERRIE, RIERA, SIRIGNANO, TSAIRIS, ZUBAIRI.

  Rairigh, Vincent DePaul (1908-1982) — also known as Vincent D. Rairigh — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born February 26, 1908. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1948. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 16, 1982 (age 73 years, 324 days). Burial location unknown.


RAISBECK (Soundex R212) — See also BECK, DESBECKER, DIESBECK, GROESBECK, HAUSBECK, RASBACH, REASBECK, ROSSBACH, VANGAASBECK, WIERSBECK.

  Raisbeck, Neva Frist — also known as Neva Marion Frist — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945, 1949. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RAISCH (Soundex R200) — See also CHAIRS, CHARIS, MAISCH, RAASCH, RAICH, RAISH, RASCH, RASH, RAUSCH, REISCH, RISCH, RISCHA, SCHIRA.

  Raisch, Frederick G. — of California. Member of California state assembly 13th District, 1875-77. Burial location unknown.
  Raisch, Jo Ann P. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1974. Female. Still living as of 1974.


RAISER (Soundex R260) — See also FRAISER, KAISER, KAISERMAN, PRAISEWATER, RAISLER, RASER, RASSIEUR, REISER, RISER.

  Raiser, C. Victor II — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Raiser, Victor II See C. Victor Raiser II


RAISH (Soundex R200) — See also FLAISHER, HARRIS, HARRISS, MAISH, MAISHA, MCLEAISH, NAISHTAT, QURAISHI, RAASCH, RAICH, RAISCH, RASCH, RASH, RAUSCH, SHIRA.

  Raish, J. W. — Republican. South Dakota railroad commissioner, 1918-33. Burial location unknown.


RAISLER (Soundex R246) — See also DAISLEY, HAISLET, HAISLEY, HAISLIP, ISLER, OURSLER, PAISLEY, RAISER, RESSLER, RISSLER, ROESLER, ROESSLER, ROSLER, ROSSLER, RUSSLER.

  Raisler, Charles W. — of Athens, Limestone County, Ala. Postmaster at Athens, Ala., 1889. Burial location unknown.


RAISON (Soundex R250) — See also FAISON, GRANDMAISON, ISON, MAISON, NORISSA, RAILSON, RAWSON, RAYSON, RISON, THAISON.

  Raison, Lillian See S. Lillian Raison
  Raison, S. Lillian — of Gulliver, Schoolcraft County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 30th Senatorial District, 1961. Female. Still living as of 1961.


RAITER (Soundex R360) — See also BAITER, MORAITES, RAETHER, RATHER, REITER, RITER, WRATHER, ZAITER.

  RAITER: See also Claude Lynn Cole


RAITT (Soundex R300) — See also DELAITTRE, GINAITT, RAT, RATE, RATH, RATHE, RATTE, RAUGHT, RAUTH, RITA, RITT, SAITTA, SCHNAITTER, TAITT, TARI, WAITT, WRAIGHT.

  Raitt, Harold R. — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1933; candidate for New York state senate 48th District, 1936. Burial location unknown.


RAJA (Soundex R200) — See also ARAJE, ARAUJO, ARGEO, ARRAJ, BARAJAS, BRAJA, IRJA, JARA, KAJA, NAGARAJA, NATARAJAN, RAIA, RAJAGOPAL, RAJALA, RAZA, RIOJA, ROJO, VANKARAJAN.

  RAJA: See also Raja Jubran


RAJAGOPAL (Soundex R221) — See also BARAJAS, BRAJA, COPAL, GOP, GOPALAN, GOPHER, GOPSILL, HAGOPIAN, JAGO, JAGOE, JAGOSZ, JAGOU, KOPALA, MANGOPOULOS, NAGARAJA, NATARAJAN, OPALICKY, OPALKA, PANAGOPOLOUS, RAJA, RAJALA, VANKARAJAN.

  Rajagopal, Pakkiri — Republican. Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000. Still living as of 2000.


RAJALA (Soundex R240) — See also BARAJAS, BRAJA, CARBAJAL, JALADAH, NAGARAJA, NATARAJAN, OJALA, RAJA, RAJAGOPAL, ROJELIO, VANKARAJAN.

  Rajala, Henry — of Michigan. Communist. Workers candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1930. Burial location unknown.


RAJEN (Soundex R250) — See also AJENAI, ARAJE, ARGEN, ARJONA, CERAJEWSKI, EJNAR, FAJEN, GRAJEDA, GRAJEK, GRAJEWSKI, JANER, JAREN, JERAN, KRAJEWSKI, RAGEN, REGGIANI, VAJEN.

  RAJEN: See also Rajen S. Anand — Rajen S. Anand


RAJINDER (Soundex R253) — See also INDER, JINDAL, KOURAJIAN.

  RAJINDER: See also Rajinder Buttar


RAJKOVICH (Soundex R212) — See also CZAJKOWSKI, GAJKOWSKI, KIEJKO, KOVICH, MAJKA, OLEJKO, WOJKOWIAK.

  Rajkovich, Nick James (1910-1969) — also known as Nick J. Rajkovich — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Krispolje, Austria (now Krizpolje, Croatia), February 8, 1910. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Grand Traverse District, 1961-62. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis. Died in 1969 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Rajkovich and Mary (Ticak) Rajkovich; married to Frances C. Derbyshire.
  Rajkovich, Richard — of Mattawan, Van Buren County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 66th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.


RAJNOVIC (Soundex R251) — See also HOJNOWSKI, SAJNA, WOJNO.

  Rajnovic, Nikola — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.


RAJOPPI (Soundex R210) — See also JOPLIN, JOPLING, JOPP.

  Rajoppi, Joanne — of Union, Union County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


RAJUL (Soundex R240) — See also JAJUGA, LAJUETT, MAJUMDAR, PAJUNEN, RAUL, REGIUEL, SARAJUSTINE.

  RAJUL: See also Rajul Shah


RAK (Soundex R200) — See also ARK, KARR, RAAK, RACH, RACK, RAICH, RAICHE, RAIKE, RAUCH, RAUCK, RAUK.

  Rak, Joseph — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Derby, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RAKER (Soundex R260) — See also AKER, BRAKER, DEKRAKER, FORAKER, FRAKER, HINDERAKER, KARRAKER, KRAKER, RACKER, RAGER, RASER, RIKER, ROKER, SPEARBRAKER, SPRAKER, STONEBRAKER.

  Raker, Iva S. — of Alturas, Modoc County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Raker, John Edward (1863-1926) — also known as John E. Raker — of Alturas, Modoc County, Calif. Born near Knoxville, Knox County, Ill., February 22, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for California state senate, 1898; superior court judge in California, 1905-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); California Democratic state chair, 1908-10; U.S. Representative from California, 1911-26 (1st District 1911-13, 2nd District 1913-26); died in office 1926. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., January 22, 1926 (age 62 years, 334 days). Interment at Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Raker and Mary E. (Rambo) Raker; married, November 21, 1889, to Iva G. Spencer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Raker, John P. — U.S. Attorney for Guam, 1952-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Raker, Roy — Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 38th District, 1980. Still living as of 1980.


RAKES (Soundex R220) — See also AKERS, FRAKES, KASER, RAIKES, RAKESTRAW, RICHES, ROCHUS, ROKOSZ.

  Rakes, S. Tyler — of Patrick County, Va. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Patrick County, 1912-13. Burial location unknown.
  Rakes, Tyler See S. Tyler Rakes


RAKESTRAW (Soundex R223) — See also CANESTRANO, CANESTRARI, ESTRADA, FRAKES, PESTRAK, RAKES, ROCHESTER, STRAW, STRAWBRIDGE, STRAWHECKER, STRAWHUN, STRAWMAN, STRAWN, STRAWTHER, TESTRAKE, TRESTRAIL, WESTRA.

  Rakestraw, Jean — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Rakestraw, Priscilla — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 2004-05, 2008; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


RAKISHIA (Soundex R220) — See also BILIRAKIS, BILLIRAKIS, FITRAKIS, GRIGORAKIS, KISH, KISHORE, NAKISHA, NICKISH, PATERAKIS.

  RAKISHIA: See also Ra Kishia Watkins


RAKOFF (Soundex R210) — See also BERESNIAKOFF, KOFF, KULAKOFSKY, POLIAKOFF, RACKOFF, REUKAUF, RICKHOFF, RIECKHOFF, ROCKOFF, RYCKOFF.

  Rakoff, Jed Saul (b. 1943) — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1943. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1996-2010; took senior status 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  See also federal judicial profile


RAKOLTA (Soundex R243) — See also ARCHULETA, ARCHULETTA, HOLTAN, KOLTER, KOLTERMAN, KOLTHOFF, KOLTYPIN, KOLTZ, REICHELT, ROCKHOLT, RUCKOLDT, SOLTANI, VOLTAIR, VOLTAIRE, ZOLTAK, ZOLTAN.

  Rakolta, John, Jr. — of Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2012. Still living as of 2012.


RAKOV (Soundex R210) — See also BAKOVE, JAKOVICH, NOVAKOVITCH, RADAKOVICH, RAKOVE, TARTAKOV.

  Rakov, Harold L. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 39th District, 1958. Still living as of 1958.


RAKOVE (Soundex R210) — See also BAKOVE, JAKOVICH, NOVAKOVITCH, RADAKOVICH, RAKOV, TARTAKOV.

  Rakove, Milton (1918-1983) — also known as "Mayor Daley's Intellectual" — of Wilmette, Cook County, Ill. Born in Buhl, St. Louis County, Minn., October 30, 1918. Democrat. University professor; political historian; consultant and speechwriter to U.S. Sen. Charles H. Percy and Gov. Otto Kerner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980. Died, in Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 5, 1983 (age 65 years, 6 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Books by Milton Rakove: Don't Make No Waves, Don't Back No Losers : An Insider's Analysis of the Daley Machine


RAKOW (Soundex R200) — See also KAROW, RACUYA, RAKOWSKI, RAKOWSKY, RAYKO, SIERAKOWSKI.

  Rakow, Edward F. — of Racine County, Wis. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1903; defeated, 1938 (Racine County 3rd District). Burial location unknown.


RAKOWSKI (Soundex R220) — See also KARWOSKI, KOLAKOWSKI, KOWSKI, LEWAKOWSKI, MAKOWSKI, MOSAKOWSKI, NOWAKOWSKI, PAJAKOWSKI, POLAKOWSKI, RACZKOWSKI, RAKOW, RAKOWSKY, REXACH, ROXCY, SAKOWSKI, SIERAKOWSKI, SZPAKOWSKI.

  Rakowski, Joseph — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1992. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2003.


RAKOWSKY (Soundex R220) — See also BUKOWSKY, CZIKOWSKY, KOWARSKY, KRACZKOWSKY, PIASKOWSKY, PIONTKOWSKY, RACZKOWSKI, RAKOW, RAKOWSKI, REXACH, ROXCY, SCHAKOWSKY, SIERAKOWSKI, YALKOWSKY, ZUKOWSKY.

  RAKOWSKY: See also Almur Stiles Whiting


RALDIRIS (Soundex R436) — See also BILLIRIS, COLDIRON, DIRICKSON, DIRIDON, DIRIENZO, DIRITO, IRISH, IRISHMAN, PAINDIRIS, SCANDIRITO, SOTIRIS, TSAIRIS.

  Raldiris, Edward J. L. — of Bronx, New York County (now Bronx County), N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 35th District, 1910; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1912. Burial location unknown.


RALEIGH (Soundex R420) — See also ALEINIKOFF, ALEITA, FRALEIGH, GALLIHER, HAIGLER, LAURALEIGH, LEIGH, NALEID, RAILEY, RAILY, RALEITH, RALEY, RALLI, RALYA, RAUGHLEY, RAWLEIGH, RAWLEY, THALEIA.

  Raleigh, Frank T. — of West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Raleigh, J. J. — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Jacksonville, Fla., 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Raleigh, Patrick — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1894; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1900. Burial location unknown.


RALEITH (Soundex R430) — See also ALEINIKOFF, ALEITA, FRALEIGH, LAURALEIGH, LEITH, LEITHEAD, LEITHNER, NALEID, RALEIGH, ROLETTE, ROLLET, ROULET, ROULETTE, ROWLATT, ROWLETT, ROWLETTE, THALEIA, TOLEITHA.

  RALEITH: See also Raleith E. Bishop


RALEY (Soundex R400) — See also ALEY, ARLEY, BRALEY, CRALEY, EARLY, EYLAR, FRALEY, GRALEY, KALEY, LAREY, LAYER, LEARY, PALEY, RAILEY, RAILY, RALEIGH, RALLI, RALYA, RAMLEY, RAPLEY, RAUGHLEY, RAWLEIGH, RAWLEY, RAYEL, RELYA, RILEY, RULEY, RYLEY.

  Raley, Don — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Raley, J. R. — of Pendleton, Umatilla County, Ore. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Raley, John W., Jr. (b. 1932) — of Ponca City, Kay County, Okla. Born May 23, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Ponca City, Okla., 1980-83; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1990-97. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Raley and Helen Thames Raley.
  Raley, Luther — of Valley Mills, Bosque County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Raley, W. J. — of Kent, Portage County, Ohio. Postmaster at Kent, Ohio, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Raley, William L. — of Winter Haven, Polk County, Fla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972. Still living as of 1972.


RALFFE (Soundex R410) — See also ALFREE, FALLER, FARLEE, FARREL, FARRELL, FERRAL, FERRALL, LAFFER, MCHALFFEY, RALPH.

  Ralffe, James — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Chief burgess of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1768-69. Burial location unknown.


RALIN (Soundex R450) — See also ARLIN, DORALINE, FRALINGER, GRALING, KALIN, NALIN, PALIN, RAGLIN, RAIN, RAWLIN, RAYLENE, RELIN, ROLAN, ROLEN, ROLIN, RULON.

  Ralin, Mark — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Conservative. Candidate for New York state senate 16th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.


RALLI (Soundex R400) — See also ALLI, LAIR, RAIL, RAILEY, RAILY, RALEIGH, RALEY, RALLO, RALYA, RAUGHLEY, RAWLEIGH, RAWLEY, RIAL, RILLA, RULLI.

  RALLI: See also Lewis David Einstein
  Ralli, John — of Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine). Not U.S. citizen; U.S. Consul in Odessa, 1831-61. Greek ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Ralli, Stephen — U.S. Vice Consul in Odessa, as of 1874. Burial location unknown.


RALLO (Soundex R400) — See also ALLOR, ARLO, LARO, LOAR, LORA, ORLA, PICHIRALLO, RALLI, ROLLO, RULLO, VARALLO.

  RALLO: See also Leonard John Saccio


RALLS (Soundex R420) — See also NALLS, RAOULS, RAWLS, RYALS, THRALLS.

  RALLS: See also Ruth Ralls Fisher — William Ralls Morrison — John A. Wilson
  Ralls, John Perkins (1812-1904) — also known as John P. Ralls — of Alabama. Born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., January 1, 1812. Delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 3rd District, 1862-64; defeated, 1863; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Alabama state legislature, 1878. Methodist. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., November 22, 1904 (age 92 years, 326 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.
  Ralls, Ruth See Ruth Ralls Fisher
  Ralls, Tom — of Coalgate, Coal County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Ralls, William Reid (b. 1938) — also known as William R. Ralls — of Okemos, Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1938. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1978; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Still living as of 1984.


RALPH (Soundex R410) — See also RALFFE, ROLPH.

  RALPH: See also James W. Hood
  Ralph, A. J. — of Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, George W. — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Whig. Delegate to Whig National Convention from Illinois, 1839 (Convention Secretary; member, Committee to Notify Nominees; speaker). Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, James Walker — of Demarest, Bergen County, N.J. Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly 39th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Ralph, Joseph H. — of New York. Prohibition candidate for New York state senate 2nd District, 1904; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1908, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, Leon Douglas (1932-2007) — also known as Leon D. Ralph — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Va., August 20, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; administrative assistant to California House Speaker Jess Unruh; member of California state assembly, 1967-76; defeated, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; minister. African Methodist Episcopal; later Church of God. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Died, in Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 6, 2007 (age 74 years, 170 days). Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Ralph and Leanna (Woodard) Ralph; married, September 27, 1951, to Martha Ann Morgan; married to Ruth Banda.
  Ralph, Nathan — Green. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Ralph, Richard F. (b. 1869) — of Valley Park, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in New Boston, Hillsborough County, N.H., August 21, 1869. Republican. Member of Missouri state senate 25th District, 1921-32. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, Richard W. — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, Ruth — of Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, S. H. — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La.; Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1900, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, Samuel G. — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1937-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, Stillman — of Hillsdale County, Mich. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1837, 1855-56 (Hillsdale County 1837, Hillsdale County 1st District 1855-56). Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, W. T. — of Belhaven, Beaufort County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952 (alternate), 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph, William — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 7th District, 1902. Burial location unknown.


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