US Con  ★  Lane, James Henry Sr. - U.S. Senator, KS

James Henry Lane Sr.

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Born: June 22, 1814

Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana Territory

Father: Amos Lane 1778 – 1849
(Buried: Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana)​

Mother: Mary Foote 1778 – 1854
(Buried: Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana)​

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Baldridge 1826 – 1883
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​

Children:

Ellie Lane Adams 1844 – 1874​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​
James Henry Lane Jr. 1848 – 1893​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​
Anna “Annie” Lane Johnson 1852 – 1928​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​
Mary A. Lane Warren 1854 – 1874​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​
Thomas D. Lane 1864 – 1922​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas)​

Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party

Occupation before War:


1840 – 1846: Attorney in Lawrenceburg, Indiana​
Member of Lawrenceburg, Indiana City Council​
1846 – 1848: Served in Mexican – American War​
1849 – 1853: Lt. Governor of Indiana​
1853 – 1855: United States Congressman from Indiana​
1853 – 1855: Member of House Private Land Claims Committee​
1855: Moved to Kansas Territory​
Commander of Free State Army called Jayhawkers​
1855: Member of Topeka Constitutional Convention​
1856: Elected U.S. Senator under Topeka Convention not recognized
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1857: President of Leavenworth, Kansas Constitutional Convention​
1858: Killed Gaius Jenkins in land dispute in Lawrence, Kansas​
1858: Acquitted in the murder trial of Gaius Jenkins​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1866: United States Senator from Kansas​
1861 – 1863: Ranking Member of Senate Territories Committee​
1861 – 1865: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1861: Formed the Jayhawkers known as Lane’s Brigade​
1861: Brigade Commander at Battle of Dry Wood Creek​
1861: Led a demonstration of Jayhawkers along Kansas / Missouri border​
1861: Leader in the Sacking of Osceola​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: His Commission as Brig. General was canceled in argument over rather a sitting U.S. Senator should hold the rank of General.​
1862: Reinstated as Brigadier General on April 11th​.​
1862 – 1863: Union Army Recruiting Commissioner for Kansas​
1862: Recruited the 1st​ Kansas Volunteers (Colored) Regiment​
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee​
1863 – 1866: Member of Senate Territories Committee​
1863: Target of the event called Lawrence Massacre​
1863: Made a speech against the white men of South Carolina​
1864: Volunteer Aide to Samuel R. Curtis at Battle of Westport​
1865 – 1866: Ranking Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1865 – 1866: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1865 – 1866: Member Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee​
Voted in support of the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1866: United States Senator from Kansas​
1863 – 1866: Member of Senate Territories Committee​
1865 – 1866: Ranking Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1865 – 1866: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1865 – 1866: Member Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee​

Died: July 11, 1866

Place of Death: Leavenworth, Kansas

Cause of Death: Self inflicted gunshot

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas
 
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His suicide caused a vacancy in the Senate that was filled by Edmund G. Ross. He had been editor of the Kansas Tribune.He was appointed by the governor and the state legislature confimed him to complete Lane's term. He is best known for casting the deciding vote in Andrew Johnson's Impeachment trial (He voted against the conviction).
 
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