Lawrence Andrew Rainey (March 2, 1923 – November 8, 2002) was a native Mississippian who was elected Sheriff of Neshoba County, Mississippi during the 1960s. He gained notoriety for allegedly being involved in the June 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. Rainey was likely a member of Mississippi's White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning is a fictionalized version of the Freedom Summer Murders. It was released in 1988 and starred Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. Rainey died of cancer in 2002 and is buried next to his family in Kemper County, Mississippi.

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  • Lawrence Andrew Rainey (March 2, 1923 – November 8, 2002) was a native Mississippian who was elected Sheriff of Neshoba County, Mississippi during the 1960s. He gained notoriety for allegedly being involved in the June 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. Rainey was likely a member of Mississippi's White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning is a fictionalized version of the Freedom Summer Murders. It was released in 1988 and starred Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. Rainey died of cancer in 2002 and is buried next to his family in Kemper County, Mississippi. (en)
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  • Lawrence Andrew Rainey (March 2, 1923 – November 8, 2002) was a native Mississippian who was elected Sheriff of Neshoba County, Mississippi during the 1960s. He gained notoriety for allegedly being involved in the June 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. Rainey was likely a member of Mississippi's White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning is a fictionalized version of the Freedom Summer Murders. It was released in 1988 and starred Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. Rainey died of cancer in 2002 and is buried next to his family in Kemper County, Mississippi. (en)
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