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Alexis Theodore Rainey

Alexis T. Rainey
Full Name: Alexis Theodore Rainey
Birth date: June 5, 1822
Death date: May 17, 1891

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
    Democrat
  • House, 18th (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1884 - 1/13/1885
    Democrat
  • House, 15th (1) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
    Democrat
  • Senate, 8th (5) (7) (8) (9) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 2/13/1860
     
  • House, 7th (6) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) 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 .
(2) "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 .
(3) 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 .
(4) 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.
(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) 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) .
(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, 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 .
(9) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Delegate to the Secession Convention, p. 100. Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897 1986.
  • 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 .
  • Mentioned in WORK, PHILIP ALEXANDER (1832-1911). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • RAINEY, ALEXIS T. (1822-1891). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company H, 1st Texas Infantry. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 86-88. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • 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.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project .
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