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Environmental consultant

John Harrison Rains, American environmental consultant. Decorated Purple Heart with Gold Star.


Rains, John Harrison was born on February 16, 1925 in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Son of John Harrison and Nora Alle Belle (Guffey) Rains.


Bachelor of Arts, University Illinois, 1949. Postgraduate various military service schools, Furman University, 1968.


Served as enlisted man United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1950, advanced through grades to major, 1967. Commander 2044-2041 Airways and Air Communications Squadron, Washington, 1953-1955, maintenance advisory Chinese Combat Air Command, Taipei, Taiwan, 1955-1957, communications-electronics staff officer 63d Troop Wing, Donaldson Air Force Base, South Carolina, 1957-1960, Commander Thorsup Air Force Station, Iceland, 1961-1962, telecommunications staff officer Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1963-1967, retired, 1967.

Advanced mathematics instructor Traveler Rest High School, Greenville County, South Carolina, 1967. Director Neighborhood Youth Corps Office of Economic Opportunity, Greenville County, 1968-1969. Environmental consultant, since 1975.

Consultant Manasota-88, Inc., Palmetto, Florida, since 1978.


Served as enlisted man United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Member 208 water quality committee Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1975-1980. Member Environmental Information Center, Florida Conservation Foundation Waste Alert Task Force, 1980.

Member advisory committee Florida Defenders of Environment's Environmental Service Center, 1980-1981. Member Manatee Save Our Bays Association, 1978-1982. Member Florida Wildlife Federation (Outstanding Conservationist award 1980), Environmental confederation Southwest Florida (director 1974-1982), Izaak Walton League American (president Manatee chapter 1976-1980, Florida division 1978-1980, executive director Florida division 1980-1982, Judge Tobin award 1978, National Conservation award 1981), Florida Indigenous Plan Society, Air Force Association, Manasota Genealogical Society (president 1972-1973).


Married Gloria Wentworth Cann, January 15, 1946. Children– Michael W., Gordon C., Deborah C., John Harrison.

John Harrison Rains

Nora Alle Belle (Guffey) Rains

Gloria Wentworth Cann

Michael W. Rains

Gordon C. Rains

Deborah C. Rains

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