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

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


  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Frank Rainey, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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  
Sam Houston Monument  
13th R.S. - 1873
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  

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