John Raines

John Raines (May 6, 1840, Geneva, Ontario County, New York – December 16, 1909, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He authored the 1896 Raines Law, which prohibited liquor sales on Sundays, except in hotels, which had the unintended consequence of fostering prostitution.

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... Two of Raines' houses in Canandaigua still stand ... His primary home, on the corner of Wood and Gorham Streets, was an Octagon house ...

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