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Lilius Bratton RAINEY

(1876-1959)

RAINEY, Lilius Bratton, a Representative from Alabama; born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., July 27, 1876; attended the common schools; moved to Fort Payne, De Kalb County, Ala.; was graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala., in 1899 and from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1902; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Gadsden, Ala.; elected a captain in the Alabama National Guard in 1903; reelected and commissioned in 1906, but resigned the command in 1907; city solicitor of Gadsden 1911-1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John L. Burnett; reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from September 30, 1919, to March 3, 1923; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; trustee of the State department of archives and history, Montgomery, Ala.; resumed the practice of law in Gadsden, Ala., until his death there September 27, 1959; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne, Ala.

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

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