John Henry Raney

John Henry Raney (born 28 September 1849 in Gravelton, Wayne County, Missouri, † January 23, 1928 in Patterson, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Raney attended the Union School and the Woods School in his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1881 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Greenville in this profession. Until 1882 he was district judge in Wayne County. Between 1882 and 1888 he worked in the district as a prosecutor. Raney also worked in farming activities, particularly in the field of animal husbandry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.

In 1888 he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives from Missouri. From 1884 to 1927 he was a delegate to all Republican party days at the state level; In 1892 he also took part in the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, was nominated to the President Benjamin Harrison for re-election. From 1893 to 1895 Raney was on the board of the State Normal School in Cape Girardeau.

In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Washington Fyan on March 4, 1895. Since he Democrat Edward Robb defeated in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Raney worked as a lawyer in Piedmont. In 1898 he applied unsuccessfully for the post of a judge in the Twelfth Judicial District of the State of. Between 1921 and 1922 he was again prosecutor in Wayne County. John Raney died on January 23, 1928 near the village of Patterson and was buried in Piedmont.