LANE, La Fayette, (1842 - 1896)


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LANE, La Fayette, (son of Joseph Lane and uncle of Harry Lane), a Representative from Oregon; born near Evansville, Vanderburg County, Ind., November 12, 1842; attended the public schools at Washington, D.C., and at Stamford, Conn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Roseburg, Oreg.; member of the State house of representatives in 1864; code commissioner in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George A. La Dow and served from October 25, 1875, to March 3, 1877; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed practice of law; died in Roseburg, Oreg., November 23, 1896; interment in the Catholic Cemetery.