A.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)     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Houston
H 20 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (8)     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, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(7) 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.
(8) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company H, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. Military grave marker, Alexis T. Rainey, birth date 6/5/1822, death date 5/17/1891, burial in Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson County. Includes biographical sketch of Alexis Theodore Rainey transcribed from Texans Who Wore the Gray, photos, and drawing of Lt. Col. Alexis T. Rainey, Company H, 1st Texas Guards, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • 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. A Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897.
  • 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.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


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Committee Information top

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  
15th R.S. - 1876
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Public Debt  
8th R.S. - 1859
Agriculture (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt  
State Affairs  
7th R.S. - 1857
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Public Lands  

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