William H. Crain

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William H. Crain

William Henry Crain (November 25, 1848 – February 10, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born in Galveston, Texas, Crain attended the Christian Brothers' School, New York City, until the age of fourteen, and graduated from St. Francis Xavier's College, New York City, in 1867. He returned to Texas and lived on a ranch for two years. He studied law in Indianola, Texas, while teaching school. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Indianola, Texas. He served as member of the Texas Senate 1876-1878. He served as district attorney of the twenty-third judicial district of Texas 1872-1876.

Crain was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1885, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 10, 1896. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Fifty-third Congress. He was interred in Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, Texas.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas P. Ochiltree
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
George C. Pendleton
Preceded by
S. W. T. Lanham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1893 - February 10, 1896
Succeeded by
Rudolph Kleberg