Lane, Henry

Lane, Henry (Smith)

(1811–81) U.S. representative/senator; born in Sharpsburg, Ky. A Whig appointee from Indiana, he served in Congress (1840–43), then left to fight in the Mexican-American war. Joining the Republican Party in support of its antislavery policy, he championed the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He was a one-term senator (1861–67) who returned to being a banker and Republican Party activist in Indiana.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Pupils from All Saints, Hob Lane, Henry Bellairs, Canon Evans, and Canon Maggs, all made the special trip to the town's almshouses for the traditional handing out of around 1,500 currant buns.