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Jonathan Lane Jonathan Lane
Full Name: Jonathan Lane
Date of birth: October 15, 1854
Date of death: May 27, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   20th (3) (4)   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Bastrop, Fayette, Lee
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, 1913. Birth date 10/15/1855, marriage to Alma Harrison 12/28/1880 at Flatonia. Ancestry.com.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 217-218. Born 10/15/1853. Fayette County, Her History and Her People., 1902.
  • LANE, JONATHAN (1853-1916). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 82. Born 10/15/1854. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 197-198. Born 10/15/1854. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 366. Born 10/15/1855. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary and photo, "Jonathan Lane, Leader in South Texas Bar, is Dead," 5/28/1916, p. 14. Born in Alabama 62 years ago (born 1854), elected to state senate from Fayette County. Died 5/27/1916 at Port Aransas. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jonathan Lane, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jonathan Lane, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health  
    Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Fraudulent Renditions of Property for Taxation  
    General Land Office  
    Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    P.H. Hennessy, Sergeant at Arms  
    Private Land Claims  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Public Health  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  

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