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Frank Rainey Frank Rainey
Full Name: Frank Rainey
Date of birth: November 16, 1836
Date of death: February 2, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 15, 1874 14th (1) (2)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
H 3 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Cherokee, Houston
H 3 Oct 31, 1871 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (3)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Cherokee, Houston

(1) "From Crockett," 4/16/1874, p. 1. Proceedings of "the Democratic convention, to select candidates to fill the vacancies occasioned in the Legislature by the death of the Hon. J.L. [J.T.] Smith, and the resignation of Dr. Frank Rainey from the Third Senatorial District . . . Dr. J.H. Stuart and W.W. Davis, both of Houston county, were chosen . . . the men selected are tried and true Democrats." Galveston Daily News.
(2) William W. Davis, in special election 11/3/1874, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded Frank Rainey, resigned 4/15/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Joe R. Burnett, sworn 2/15/1870, succeeded A.D. Elam, member-elect, declared ineligible 2/14/1870. John C. English, sworn 1/11/1871, succeeded Joe R. Burnett, resigned. Frank Rainey, sworn 10/31/1871, succeeded John C. English, unseated in election contest 4/17/1871. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. Frank Rainey, pp. 364-365. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • RAINEY, FRANK (1836-1914). Birth date 11/16/1836, death date 2/2/1914. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. Frank Rainey, Superintendent of the Institute for the Blind, pp. 72-73. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Frank Rainey, Superintendent of the Institute for the Blind, pp. 33-34. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Frank Rainey, M.D., Superintendent of the Institute for the Blind, pp. 99-100. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Frank Rainey, Superintendent of the Institute for the Blind, pp. 134-135. Born 11/16/1838 in Alabama. Member of the 12th, 13th, and 14th Legislatures. Appointed Superintendent of the Institute for the Blind by Governor Coke in May 1874. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Obituary, Dr. Frank Rainey, Volume IX, Number 12, April 1914, p. 395. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Dr. Frank Rainey, born 11/16/1836 near Clinton, Alabama. Yeary, Mamie. Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912, Dallas, Texas, pp. 625-628. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Confederate States Army, Captain Tucker's Company at Palestine; Company H, 5th Texas Cavalry; assistant surgeon, Col. Riley's 4th Texas Cavalry. Biographical sketch, pp. 192-193. "Dr. Rainey was 'born a democrat' and has never departed from that political faith." Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • Frank Rainey, death date 2/2/1914 in Austin, Travis County, age 78, retired physician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Frank Rainey, death date 2/2/1914, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Includes portrait and advertisements for Dr. Frank Rainey's drug store from The Crockett Sentinel. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Dr. Frank Rainey Is Dead," The Austin Statesman, 2/3/1914, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Comptroller and Treasurer  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office  
    Education (Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Removal of Judge J.B. Williamson, 6th Judicial District  
    Rules  
    Sam Houston Monument  
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Apportionment  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine (Chair) 
    Education  
    Indian Affairs  
     

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