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 William Carr Lane

William Carr Lane

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jan 1863 (aged 73)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 40, Lot 316
Memorial ID 20574 · View Source
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First mayor of St. Louis. He studied medicine at Dickinson College and volunteered for the War of 1812 to serve as a surgeon's assistant at Fort Harrison. President James Madison appointed him post surgeon in 1816. He eventually gained an appointment as aide-de-camp to Governor Alexander McNair and was later named quartermaster-general of Missouri. After only four years in St. Louis, he was elected mayor for five one-year terms, then returned 10 years later to finish an unexpired term and was elected mayor two more times. He finished his political career as governor of the New Mexico Territory, a position he was appointed to by President Millard Fillmore. He established the first Episcopal church in St. Louis.

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  • Added: 28 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20574
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Carr Lane (1 Dec 1789–6 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20574, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .