William M. Rainach Politician

William m rainach

William Monroe Rainach, Sr., known as Willie Rainach (July 13, 1913 – January 26, 1978), was a state legislator from rural Summerfield in Claiborne Parish who led Louisiana's "Massive Resistance" to desegregation during the last half of the 1950s. He served Claiborne and neighboring Bienville Parish in north Louisiana for three terms in the Louisiana State Senate from 1948 to 1960. Earlier, he represented Claiborne Parish in the state Louisiana House of Representatives from 1940 to 1948. When he left the House, the seat was taken by John Sidney Garrett of Haynesville, in northern Claiborne Parish, who twenty years later would serve a term as Speaker. In 1959, Rainach unsuccessfully sought the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, then equivalent to election in Louisiana at a time when few Republicans bothered to contest elections. Rainach was born as William Odom in Kentwood, a rural town in Tangipahoa Parish, east of Baton Rouge. His mother died in the influenza epidemic of 1917, when Rainach was four. His father placed Rainach and three other sons in the Baptist orphanage in Lake Charles. He and a foster sister, Leona Aron Rainach, were then adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Albert M.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 13th, 1913
United States of America
Date of death
January 26th, 1978 at age of 64
Cause of death
Places lived
Louisiana , United States of America
pop. 4,625,470 (2013)




1. Louisiana State University Colleges/University

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 437 mil. $
2010. 386 mil. $
Institution colors
3810 West Lakeshore Drive, 70808 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2013. 24,931
2010. 23,685
2009. 23,012
2013. 4,934
2010. 5,185
2010. 5,766
Acceptance rate
2013. 75.0 %
2011. 79.6 %
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 7.87 K $
2011. 6.35 K $
2010. 5.76 K $
2009. 5.23 K $
2008. 5.09 K $
Official web page www.lsu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Louisiana State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1909., Politician
b. 1912., Politician
b. 1912., Politician
b. 1911., Politician
b. 1908., Politician
b. 1910., Politician
b. 1914., Politician
b. 1910., Politician

2. Southern Arkansas University Colleges/University

Southern Arkansas University (SAU) (formerly known as Southern State College, Magnolia A&M, and Third District Agricultural School) is a public four-year institution located in Magnolia, the seat of Columbia County in Arkansas, United States, not far from the Louisiana state line.

Type University
2010. 2.39 mil. $
Institution colors
100 E. University, 71753 - Magnolia, Arkansas
2010. 2,944
2009. 2,710
2010. 435
Acceptance rate
2010. 67.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 6.79 K $
2010. 6.43 K $
2009. 6.07 K $
2008. 5.65 K $
Official web page www.saumag.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Southern Arkansas University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1917., Politician
b. 1951., Politician
b. 1937., Politician
b. 1916., Military Person
b. 1982., Athlete
b. 1954., Actor
b. 1982., American Football Cornerback
b. 1968., Country Artist

Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

Other members

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