Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
LANE, Joseph, was born in Buncombe county, N. C., Dec. 14, 1801, settled in Indiana, and was thence appointed governor of Oregon territory, in 1848. He was delegate from the territory to congress 1851-7, and United States senator 1859-61. He was warmly pro-southern in his political sympathies, and in 1860 was nominated for the vice-presidency by the Breckinridge democracy. (See
—See Savage's Living Representative Men, 357.
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