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Alexis T. Rainey Alexis Theodore Rainey
Full Name: Alexis Theodore Rainey
Date of birth: June 5, 1822
Date of death: May 17, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Elkhart / Anderson   Anderson
H 9 Jan 8, 1884 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 24 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (4)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
S 12 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 13, 1860 8th (5) (6) (7) (8)     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Houston
H 20 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (9)     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
(1) "The State Legislature: Proceedings of the Extra Session, House," 1/9/1884, p. 1. "Members-elect were qualified: R.D. Allison of Collin County, Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson County, John L. Galt of Wood County. . ." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 18th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Newly elected members presented their credentials and took oath of office, 1/8/1884, p. 1: Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson, John L. Galt of Wood, and R.D. Allison of Collin. House Journal.
(3) Alexis T. Rainey, in special election 8/14/1883, sworn 1/8/1884, succeeded William H. Tucker, died 6/5/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Steward Miller, sworn 1/21/1861, succeeded Alexis T. Rainey, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 8th Legislature, Extra Session - 1/21/1861, p. 3. "Mr. Whaley presented the credentials of S.A. Miller, Senator elect to fill the vacancy occasioned in the 12th Senatorial District by the resignation of Hon. A.T. Rainey. Whereupon Mr. Miller took the oath of office and his seat." Senate Journal.
(7) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1859, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(8) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(9) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Col. Alexis Theodore "A.T." Rainey, born 1822, death date 5/17/1891, biographical sketch (elected to Texas Senate in 1859), interment in Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • RAINEY, ALEXIS T. (1822-1891). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 86-88. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company H, 1st Texas Infantry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. First Texas Infantry Regiment. Texas Brigade.
  • Alexis Theodore Rainey, birth date 6/5/1822, death date 5/17/1891. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Colonel, 1st Texas Infantry Regiment, p. 18, portrait, Plate No. 38. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Delegate to the Secession Convention, p. 100. Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897, 1986.
  • Mentioned in WORK, PHILIP ALEXANDER (1832-1911). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • A.T. Rainey of Anderson attended Democratic State Conventions of 1859 and 1860, pp. 80, 81; Secession Convention of 1860 and signed Ordinance of Secession, p. 93; and Democratic State Convention of 1872 (Committee on Presidential Electors), p. 144. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alexis Theodore Rainey, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Alexis T. Rainey, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Alexis T. Rainey, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Funeral of General William Steele  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Fence Cutting  
    Finance  
    Penitentiaries  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
    Public Debt  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Apportionment  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Militia  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands  
     

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