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Henry Thomas Rainey

Henry Thomas Rainey, American congressman. member 58th to 66th Congresses (1903-1921), and 68th to 73d Congresses (1923-1935), 20th Illinois Dist.

Background

  • Rainey, Henry Thomas was born on August 20, 1860 in Carrollton, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Kate (Thomas) Rainey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1883, A.M., 1886. Bachelor of Laws, Union College of Law, Chicago, 1885. Doctor of Laws, University of Illinois, 1930, Amherst, 1931, Grove City (Pennsylvania) College, 1933.

    Career

    • In practice at Carrollton, 1885-1902. Member 58th to 66th Congresses (1903-1921), and 68th to 73d Congresses (1923-1935), 20th Illinois District. Democratic leader of House, 72d Congress.

      Speaker of House, since 1933. Home: Carrollton, Ill.

    Membership

    Member 58th to 66th Congresses (1903-1921), and 68th to 73d Congresses (1923-1935), 20th Illinois Dist.

    Connections

    • Married Ella McBride, June 27, 1889.
    • father: John Rainey
    • mother: Kate (Thomas) Rainey
    • spouse: Ella McBride
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    Died August 19, 1934
    (aged 73)
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