02/07/1905 - 07/06/1976

LANE, William Julian, "W.J.," a Representative from Washington County; born, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa. on February 7, 1905; attended, South Brownsville High School; graduated, Chalfont's Business College; graduated, University of Pittsburgh; honorary doctorate of humane letters, Philadelphia Textile Institute, 1958; executive secretary, Civilian Defense Organization, Centerville Borough; engaged in the insurance and real estate business; elected, justice of the peace, Centerville (12 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat to serve the 1943 and 1945 terms; appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1945-1946, 1961-1970: Subcommittee on Unemployment Compensation, 1945-1946); resigned from the House, June 17, 1946; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (Special Election, May 21, 1946-1970); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Revisions of Vehicle and Tractor Codes (1947-1948); appointed, Local Government Commission (1951-1952, 1955-1964); appointed, Bipartisan Tax Study Committee (1952-1953); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1961-1970, vice-chair, 1965-1970); elected, commissioner, Washington County (1947-1958); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Treasurer (1948); vice-chair, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1970); died, July 6, 1976 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred, Taylor Cemetery, Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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