Isidor Rayner (1850-1912)
MSA SC 3520-1512
Baltimore, April 11, 1850. Son of William Solomon and Amalie (Jacobsen) Rayner. Attended private schools; attended University of Maryland at Baltimore; graduated University of Virginia at Charlotteville Law Department, 1869. Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1871. Married Frances Jane Bevan, 1871; one son William B. Rayner. Died in Washington, D.C., November 25, 1912. Buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1878-84. State senator, 1886 and 1888 (resigned). Attorney general, 1889-1903. Elected as a Democrat to 50th Congress; served March 1887-March 1889. Unsuccessful bid for reelection; elected to 52nd, 53rd Congresses; served March 1891-March 1895; did not seek reelection; U.S. senator, 1905-12.
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