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William Henry CRAIN

(1848-1896)

CRAIN, William Henry, a Representative from Texas; born in Galveston, Tex., November 25, 1848; attended the Christian Brothers’ School, New York City, until the age of fourteen, and was graduated from St. Francis Xavier’s College, New York City, in 1867; returned to Texas and lived on a ranch for two years; studied law in Indianola, Tex., while teaching school; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Indianola, Tex.; member of the State senate 1876-1878; district attorney of the twenty-third judicial district of Texas 1872-1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1885, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 10, 1896; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifty-third Congress); interment in Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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