William E. Gaines

William Embre Gaines ( born August 30, 1844 in Charlotte Court House, Charlotte County, Virginia; † May 4, 1912 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1889 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Gaines attended the public schools of his home. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Confederacy. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. He was also active in Burkeville in the tobacco business and the banking industry. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1883 and 1887 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In June 1884 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated for the James G. Blaine as their presidential candidate. In the meantime Gaines mayor in Burkesville.

In the congressional elections of 1886, he was selected in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of James Dennis Brady on March 4, 1887. Since he resigned in 1888 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1889. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Gaines is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 4 May 1912 in the capital city Washington.