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Joseph Reed LANE

(1858-1931)

LANE, Joseph Reed, a Representative from Iowa; born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, May 6, 1858; attended the public schools; was graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1878 and from the law department of the State University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1880; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Davenport, Iowa; served as regent of the State University of Iowa; member of the city council 1884-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Davenport, Iowa; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; died in Davenport, Iowa, on May 1, 1931; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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