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Thomas Joseph LANE

(1898-1994)

LANE, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., July 6, 1898; graduated from Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Mass.; LL.B., Suffolk Law School, Boston, Mass., 1925; United States Army; lawyer, private practice; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1927-1938; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1939-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lawrence J. Connery, and reelected to the Seventy-eighth and the nine succeeding Congresses (December 30, 1941-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; member, Governor’s Council for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1965-1970; died on June 14, 1994, in Lawrence, Mass.; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, North Andover, Mass.

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

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