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William R. Lane

Full Name: William R. Lane
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 10 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Ladonia / Hunt   Hopkins, Hunt, Wood
H 28 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Ladonia / Hunt   Hunt

(1) Ladonia, Fannin County. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Ladonia is on State highways 34 and 50, in the southeastern corner of Fannin County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Ladonia [in Fannin County], Hunt County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Hunt County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - William R. Lane, Hunt County, age 40, born circa 1820 in Georgia, farmer, in household with Hannah A. Lane.
    Census of 1870 - Wm. R. Lane, Hunt County, age 50, born circa 1820 in Georgia.
    Census of 1880 - Wm. R. Lane, Hunt County, born circa 1820 in Georgia, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880
  • Biographical sketch, "Jardin," The Commerce Journal, 6/22/1917, p. 4. "Jardin has some distinguishing features, for being the home for many years of Hunt county's first representative to the legislature. I refer to W.R. Lane, who settled here about 1852 and lived on the same place till he died." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. William Lane, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. William Lane, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Abstracts of Land Titles  
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Immigration Laws and Bureau of Immigration  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
10th R.S. - 1863
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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