Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
RAINS, Albert McKinley (1902-1991)

RAINS, ALBERT MCKINLEY, a Representative from Alabama; born in Grove Oak, De Kalb County, Ala., March 11, 1902; attended the public schools, Snead Seminary, Boaz, Ala., State Teachers College, Jacksonville, Ala., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Gadsden, Ala., in 1929; deputy solicitor for Etowah County, Ala., 1930-1935; city attorney for the city of Gadsden, Ala., 1935-1944; served as a member of the State house of representatives 1941-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress; chairman of board, First City National Bank (later First Alabama Bank of Gadsden) until becoming chairman emeritus in 1979; was a resident of Gadsden, Ala., until his death there on March 22, 1991.

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Frank Murray Dixon papers, 1924-1965, 6 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Albert Rains.

Papers: In the Virginia Foster Durr papers, 1904-1991, 1.3 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Albert Rains.

Papers: In the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park papers, 1940-1984, 2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Albert Rains.


Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Papers: In Alabama Farm Bureau Federation records, 1922-1980. ca 47 cubic feet (1 foot congressional correspondence).
Correspondence between Congressmen and Farm Bureau officials concerning current legislation. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.


University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
W.S. Hoole Special Collections
Tuscaloosa, AL
Papers: 1902-1966. ca. 4,780 items.
In part transcript. Correspondence, speeches, and printed matter. Unpublished finding aid in library. Restricted.