Janet M. Rainey, 66, retired Jan. 31 after working nearly a half century for the Virginia Department of Health. Ms. Rainey was the sixth state registrar since the office was established in 1912 and the second Black woman to hold the office’s top post.
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Janet Rainey retires after 47 years of keeping records vital
Keeping records of the births, deaths, marriages and divorces that occur in Virginia may seem like dull work. Don’t tell that to Janet M. Rainey.