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Reuben Reid Gaines, American judge.

Background

Gaines, Reuben Reid was born on October 30, 1836 in Sumter Company, Alabama, United States. Son of Jacob and Lucinda (McDavid) Gaines.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1855. Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland U., 1857.

Career

Adjunct 3d Alabama Cavalry C.S.A., 1862-1863. Assistant adjunct General Morgan’s brigade, Allen’s div., 1863-1864. Assistant adjutant general, Allen’s cavalry div., 1864-1865.

Judge 6th Judicial District, Texas, 1876-1885. The American Association For Justice, 1885-1894, chief justice, 1894-1911, Supreme Court of the Texas.

Connections

Married Louisa Shortridge, March 1859.

father:
Jacob Gaines

mother:
Lucinda (McDavid) Gaines

spouse:
Louisa Shortridge