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Wardlow Lane Wardlow William Lane
Full Name: Wardlow William Lane
Date of birth: October 20, 1901
Date of death: February 8, 1988

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   56th   Democrat Center / Shelby   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   54th   Democrat Center / Shelby   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (1)   Democrat Center / Shelby   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd (2)   Democrat Center / Shelby   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 9, 1951 51st (3)   50th   Democrat Center / Shelby Senate President Pro Tempore (51st)   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   48th   Democrat Center / Shelby   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
(1) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) 51st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 3/1/1950. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., SR 95, 3/1/1955. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, R.S., SR 578. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, September 1989, p. 969. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Wardlow W. Lane, birth date 10/20/1901, death date 2/8/1988. FamilySearch U.S. Social Security Death Index.
  • Wardlow W. Lane (1901-1988), grave marker "Texas State Senator 1943-1963," interment in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Wardlow Lane, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 48th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Assignment, Special  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Investment Practices of State Funds, Investigation  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Conservation of Paintings  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Preservation and Conservation of Paintings, Special  
    Senatorial Disticts  
    State Affairs  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Finance  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Civil Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Corporation Laws Revision, Special  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor (Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    State Institutions and Departments (Chair) 
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Labor  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special (Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor (Vice Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries and the Farm System, Investigation, Special  
    Towns and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Investigate Natural Gas Resources, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    Textbooks and The University of Texas, Investigation, Special and Interim  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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