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J.K. Lane James King Lane
Full Name: James King Lane
Date of birth: January 3, 1846
Date of death: March 6, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1) (2)   Democrat Lanely / Freestone   Freestone

(1) LANELY, TEXAS. "Lanely is on Farm Road 489 four miles southeast of Dew in south central Freestone County. It was established about 1880 and named for a Methodist preacher . . . A post office was established there in 1899 with James K. Lane as postmaster." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) J.K. Lane, Lanely, Freestone County. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 36th Legislature, Regular Session, 3/8/1919, p. 885. "Doorkeeper J.K. Lane, who was a former member of this body, have served as Representative from Freestone County in the Thirty-second Legislature, and having served as Doorkeeper for each succeeding Legislature up to and including the present one." Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • "A Southern Gentleman Passes," 3/10/1919, p. 10, paying tribute to J.K. Lane, "Brother Lane," doorkeeper of the Texas House of Representatives. "As a younger man he was a member of the House himself." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Corporal, Company G, 31st Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, J.K. Lane. Rev. J.K. Lane, birth date 1/3/1846, death date 3/6/1919, photo, burial in Antioch Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - James K. Lane, Freestone County, age 65, born circa 1845 in Kentucky, farmer, spouse Beenie. FamilySearch. 1910
  • James King Lane and Verbina Dunbar, parents of James King Lane, death date 7/6/1964. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.K. Lane of Freestone, "confederate veteran and minister and prominent legislative figure for a number of sessions," elected doorkeeper. "Output of Oratory Limited," 8/25/1914, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • J.K. Lane of Freestone elected doorkeeper, 1/13/1917, p. 8. Kerrville Mountain Sun.
  • J.H. Lane. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - J.K. Lane, postoffice Buffalo, nativity Kentucky, age 65 (born circa 1846), farmer, 63 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.K. Lane, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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    32nd R.S. - 1911
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