Lilius Bratton Rainey

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Lilius Bratton Rainey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th district
In office
September 30, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded by John L. Burnett
Succeeded by Miles C. Allgood
Personal details
Born (1876-07-27)July 27, 1876
Cedar Bluff, Alabama
Died September 27, 1959(1959-09-27) (aged 83)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Political party Democratic

Lilius Bratton Rainey (July 27, 1876 – September 27, 1959) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Dadeville, Alabama, Rainey attended the common schools and moved to Fort Payne, Alabama. He graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, Alabama in 1899 and from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1902. He was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Gadsden, Alabama.

Rainey was elected a captain in the Alabama National Guard in 1903. He was reelected and commissioned in 1906, but resigned the command in 1907. City solicitor of Gadsden in 1911–1917.

Rainey was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John L. Burnett. He was reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from September 30, 1919, to March 3, 1923. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922. Trustee of the State department of archives and history, Montgomery, Alabama. He resumed the practice of law in Gadsden until his death there on September 27, 1959, and he was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L. Burnett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th congressional district

September 30, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Miles C. Allgood