James H. Lane

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(22 June, 1814 -- 11 July, 1866) Lane was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Lane studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840, practicing in his hometown. Lane was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress representing Indiana. In 1855, Lane moved to Topeka, Kansas and participated in the constitutional convention. Lane was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1861, then reelected in 1865 and served from April 4, 1861 until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Kansas Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Kansas Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Kansas Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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