Amos Lane

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Amos Lane
Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
1839–1840
United States House of Representatives
In office
1833–1837
Indiana House of Representatives
In office
1816–1822
Personal details
Born(1778-03-01)March 1, 1778
Aurora, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 2, 1849(1849-09-02) (aged 71)
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
Political partyJacksonian
OccupationAttorney

Amos Lane (March 1, 1778 – September 2, 1849) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1833 to 1837.

Early life and education

Born near Aurora, New York, Lane attended the public schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 1808. He moved to Burlington, Kentucky, and practiced law. He returned to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 1814 and continued the practice of his profession. That same year, his son James Henry Lane, was born.

Political career

Lane was elected a member of the first Indiana House of Representatives in 1816. He was reelected in 1817.

Lane was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law. He was again a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1839 and served as speaker.

Later life

He died in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, September 2, 1849. He was interred in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. He was reinterred in Greendale Cemetery.

References

  • United States Congress. "Amos Lane (id: L000057)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

1833-1837
Succeeded by
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