John Harrison Rains Edit Profile
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.