Harry LANE, Congress, OR (1855-1917)

Senate Years of Service:

LANE, Harry, (grandson of Joseph Lane and nephew of La Fayette Lane), a Senator from Oregon; born in Corvallis, Benton County, Oreg., August 28, 1855; attended the public schools and graduated from Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., in 1876; received a medical degree from the same university in 1878; took postgraduate work in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York City; commenced the practice of medicine in San Francisco, Calif.; returned to Oregon and settled in Portland, where he practiced medicine; superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum 1887-1891; mayor of Portland 1905-1909; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1912 and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in San Francisco, Calif., May 23, 1917; chairman, committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Fisheries (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses); interment in Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.


Holbo, Paul S. “Senator Harry Lane: Independent Democrat in Peace and War.” In Experiences in a Promised Land. Edited by Thomas Edwards and Carlos Schwantes. pp. 242-59. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 65th Cong., 3rd sess., 1920. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920.

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