US Con -Lane, Henry Smith - U.S. Senator, IN

Henry Smith Lane:
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Born: February 24, 1811
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Birthplace: Sharpsburg Kentucky
Father: Colonel James Hardage Lane Jr. 1764 – 1852
Mother: Mary “Polly” Higgins 1778 – 1824
1st​ Wife: Pamela Bledsoe Jameson 1814 – 1842
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Married: December 24, 1833 in Mount Sterling Kentucky
2nd​ Wife: Joanna Maria Elston 1826 – 1914
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Crawfordsville Indiana)
Married: February 11, 1845 in Crawfordsville Indiana


Political Party: Whig Party, Know – Nothing Party, Republican Party

Occupation before War:

1831: Delivered an anti – slavery Speech for Colonization Society.
1834 – 1854: Attorney in Crawfordsville Indiana
1837: Indiana State Senator
1838 – 1839: Indiana State Representative
1840 – 1843: United States Congressman from Indiana
1840 – 1843: Ranking Member House Post Office Expenditures
1841 – 1843: House Chairman of Roads and Canals Committee
1841 – 1843: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1842: His Wife was killed in a stage coach accident.
1844: Campaigner for Henry Clay Presidential Campaign
1846 – 1847: Lt. Colonel of First Indiana Infantry Regiment
1854 – 1881: Banking Businessman in Crawfordsville Indiana
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1856: Permanent Chairman at Republican Party National Convention.
1860: Indiana Delegate to Republican Party National Convention.
1860: Leader in helping Abraham Lincoln secure nomination.

Civil War Career:
1854 – 1881: Banking Businessman in Crawfordsville Indiana
1861: Served two days as Governor of Indiana.
1861 – 1867: United States Senator from Indiana
1861 – 1865: Member of Senate Pensions Committee
1861 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Engrossed Bills Committee.
1861 – 1865: Supporter of President Lincoln’s Policies.
1865 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Pensions Committee
1865: Supporter of 13th​ Amendment to United States Constitution.

Occupation after War:
1854 – 1881: Banking Businessman in Crawfordsville Indiana
1861 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Engrossed Bills Committee.
1865 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Pensions Committee
1868: Speaker at Republican Party National Convention
1869 – 1871: United States Special Indian Commissioner
1872: United States Commissioner to improve Mississippi River.



Died: June 19, 1881
Time of Death: 2:00 PM
Place of Death: Crawfordsville Indiana
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery Crawfordsville Indiana
 
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