John William RAINEY, Congress, IL (1880-1923)


RAINEY, John William, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., December 21, 1880; attended the public schools of his native city, De La Salle Institute, and the Kent College of Law; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced the practice of law in Chicago; assistant judge of the probate court of Cook County 1910-1912; clerk of the circuit court 1912-1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Martin; reelected to the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses and served from April 2, 1918, until his death in Chicago, Ill., on May 4, 1923; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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