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Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881


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    • found: Portraits and sketches of John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane, 1860:t.p. ; p. 7 (b. 12/14/1801)
    • found: Southwick, L.H. Presidential also-rans and running mates, 1788-1980, 1984:p. 270, etc. (Joseph Lane; Joe Lane; 1860 vice presidential nominee of National Democratic Party; businessman and soldier, serving in Mexican War; member Indiana legislature; territorial governor of Oregon, 1849-50; represented Oregon in Congress; b. 12/14/1801; d. 4/19/1881)
    • found: OCLC, Feb. 15, 2007(hdgs.: Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881; Lane, Joseph, b. 1801)
    • found: Biographical director of the United States Congress website, viewed March 13, 2019(Lane, Joseph, (father of La Fayette Lane and grandfather of Harry Lane), a Delegate and a Senator from Oregon; born in Buncombe County, N.C., December 14, 1801; moved with his parents to Henderson, Ky., in 1810; attended the common schools; worked in a general store; moved to Vanderburg County, Ind., in 1821 and farmed; elected to the first of several terms in the State house of representatives in 1822; member, State senate 1844-1846; during the Mexican War, led a brigade in several battles; brevetted major general in 1847; appointed by President James Polk to be governor of the Territory of Oregon 1849-1850, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1852; elected as a Delegate from the Territory to the Thirty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from June 21, 1851, until February 14, 1859, when the Territory became a State; upon the admission of Oregon as a State into the Union in 1859 was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from February 14, 1859, to March 3, 1861; did not seek reelection in 1860, having become a candidate for Vice President; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1860; died in Roseburg, Oreg., April 19, 1881; interment in the Masonic Cemetery)
    • notfound: The first printed message of the first governor of Oregon, 1938.
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