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Lawrence Andrew Rainey
Birth: Mar. 2, 1923
Death: Nov. 8, 2002

Folk Figure. Sheriff for Neshoba County Mississippi, His men led three civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan who murdered them. The State of Mississippi never brought murder charges. Rainey was acquitted of Federal Civil Rights charges at his 1967 trial. This case was the basis for the movie, "Mississippi Burning. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jan 13, 2005
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Lawrence Andrew Rainey
Added by: Erik Lander
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