Rayner, Isidor, 1850-1912

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Isidor Rayner (1850-1912) of Baltimore, Md., was a lawyer and politician. Rayner was educated at the University of Virginia and studied law in Baltimore. He served as a Maryland states legislator in the General Assembly, 1878-1884, and senate, 1884-1886, and as a United States congressman as a representative, 1887-1889 and 1891-1895, and senator, 1905-1912. He also served as attorney general of Maryland, 1899-1903, and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1912. In 1901, he defended Admiral Winfield Scott Schley before the court of inquiry at Washington, D.C.

His wife was Frances Jane Bevan Rayner. Their son, William B. Rayner (born 1872), was also a prominent lawyer and Maryland politician.

From the guide to the Isidor Rayner Papers, ., 1866-1921, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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creatorOf Rayner, Isidor, 1850-1912. Isidor Rayner papers, 1866-1921 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Maryland manuscripts collection. Autographs and calling cards, 1830-1907. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Isidor Rayner Papers, ., 1866-1921 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. person
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Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--History--20th century
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Birth 1850-04-11

Death 1912-11-25

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