Albert Rains

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Albert Rains
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Joe Starnes
Succeeded by District inactive
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
1941-1944
Personal details
Born Albert McKinley Rains
(1902-03-11)March 11, 1902
Richmond, Virginia
Died March 22, 1991(1991-03-22) (aged 89)
Wetumpka, Alabama
Political party Democratic

Albert McKinley Rains (March 11, 1902 – March 22, 1991) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Grove Oak, Alabama, Rains attended the public schools, Snead Seminary, Boaz, Alabama, State Teachers College (now Jacksonville State University), Jacksonville, Alabama, and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Gadsden, Alabama, in 1929. He served as deputy solicitor for Etowah County, Alabama from 1930 to 1935, and as city attorney for the city of Gadsden, Alabama from 1935 to 1944. He served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives 1941-1944.

Rains was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1965). In 1957, he voted against H.R. 6127, Civil Rights Act of 1957.[1] He was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress. He served as chairman of board, First City National Bank (later First Alabama Bank of Gadsden) until becoming chairman emeritus in 1979. He was a resident of Gadsden, Alabama, until his death there on March 22, 1991.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joe Starnes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th congressional district

1945–1963
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

1963–1965
Succeeded by
District inactive