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Joseph Lane

  • Birth 14 Dec 1801 Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1881 Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 5546508

Mexican War US General, Oregon Governor, US Congressman and Senator. He was elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1822 and was member of the State Senate, 1844 to 1846. During the Mexican War, he led a brigade in several battles and was brevetted Major General in 1847. In 1849, he appointed by President James Polk the first Governor of the Territory of Oregon, serving until 1850. He was elected as a Delegate from the Territory to the Thirty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving 1851 to 1859. Upon the admission of Oregon as a State into the Union in 1859, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate serving until 1861.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Heather W Borden-Bowers
  • Added: 16 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5546508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Lane (14 Dec 1801–19 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5546508, citing Roseburg Memorial Gardens, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .