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Albert McKinley RAINS

(1902-1991)

RAINS, Albert McKinley, a Representative from Alabama; born in Grove Oak, De Kalb County, Ala., March 11, 1902; attended the public schools, Snead Seminary, Boaz, Ala., State Teachers College, Jacksonville, Ala., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Gadsden, Ala., in 1929; deputy solicitor for Etowah County, Ala., 1930-1935; city attorney for the city of Gadsden, Ala., 1935-1944; served as a member of the State house of representatives 1941-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress; chairman of board, First City National Bank (later First Alabama Bank of Gadsden) until becoming chairman emeritus in 1979; was a resident of Gadsden, Ala., until his death there on March 22, 1991.

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

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