Jack Rains

Lawyer, Person

1937 –


Who is Jack Rains?

Jack Morris Rains is a Houston, Texas, attorney who was the 95th Secretary of State of Texas, having served from 1987-1989. He left the position to contest unsuccessfully for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1990. He lost to businessman Clayton W. Williams, Jr., of Midland, who was then narrowly defeated in the general election by the Democrat Ann Willis Richards, then the state treasurer. Other candidates in the field with Rains and Williams were Kent Hance, a former congressman and previously a Democrat, and Tom Luce, a Dallas lawyer.

Rains, a native of Waco, has served on numerous public boards, including the chairmanship of the board of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. Professionally, Mr. Rains is of counsel to the law firm Looper Reed & McGraw, P.C., with offices in Houston and Dallas. He is also a management consultant to a number of companies including Ecology & Environment, Inc., a scientific environmental firm that practices on a global basis. He was a founder of Tuscany L.L.C., a merchant banking firm, whose clients include E-Stamp, the fifth licensee in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, whose technology was acquired by Stamps.com Jack Rains was also a founder and Director of Tanglewood Bank in Houston, since acquired by Northern Trust of Chicago.

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Nov 23, 1937
  • University of Houston

on July 23, 2013


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