Archives of Maryland
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William Preston Lane, Jr. (1892-1967)
MSA SC 3520-1483
Governor of Maryland, 1947-1951

Photo of full portrait of William Preston Lane
Photo of full portrait of William Preston Lane
by Raymond Perry Rodgers Neilson, 1950.
MSA SC 1545-1102

Images:



William Preston Lane (holding ball), 1909
      William Preston Lane (center, holding ball) as fullback on the Surrey School football team, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1909.  MSA SC 4082-1-394.

William Preston Lane commands Maryland National Guard during WWI
        William Preston Lane (front center, inside semi-circle) commands the 8th battalion of the Maryland State Guard during WWII.
        (Click on image to zoom in.) MSA SC 4082-1-475.


Judge Ogle Warbury and William Preston Lane
William Preston Lane is sworn in as governor by Judge Ogle Warbury. January 3, 1947. MSA SC 4082-1-99A.
Lane family
Dorothy Lane, William Preston Lane, Dorothy Byron Lane, and Jean Lane on their first day in Government House. January 3, 1947. MSA SC 4082-1-99B.
William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane
William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane on inauguration day, January 8, 1947. MSA SC 4082-1-104

William Preston Lane
William Preston Lane in the newly  restored (1948) Old Senate Chamber points to the spot where George Washington resigned his commission of the Continental Army.  MSA SC 4082-1-82B.

William Preston Lane
William Preston Lane in his office after the restoration of the State House, 1948.  MSA SC 4082-1-73.

Dorothy Byron Lane and William Preston Lane
Dorothy Byron Lane and William Preston Lane at Truman inauguration, January, 1949.  MSA SC 4082-1-371

Truman inaugural parade
William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane (unseen) ride
in President Truman's inaugural parade, Washington, D.C.,
January 20, 1949.  MSA SC 4082-1-377.
Governor Lane with Veterans of Foreign Wars
Governor Lane with Veterans of Foreign Wars, March 4, 1949. Marion Edwin Warren Photograph Collection. MSA SC 1890-13728.
William Preston Lane
William Preston Lane talks on "Annapolis 1"  at Annapolis Tercentenary, May 1949. MSA SC 4082-1-161.             
"Annapolis 1, Ancient Telephone Used For Half Century By Maryland Governors," The Evening Capital, April 27, 1937.
Carlisle Humelsine, William Preston Lane, Dorothy Byron Lane, Philip Perlman
Carlisle Humelsine, William Preston Lane, Dorothy Byron
Lane and Philip Perlman on the installation of Senator McGrath
as Attorney General of the United States and Attorney General Clark as a justice  of the U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Washington, D.C., August 1949. MSA SC 4082-1-149.

William Preston Lane and President Truman
William Preston Lane with President Truman at dedication of Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, June 24, 1950. MSA SC 4082-1-249.

Senator Tydings, William Preston Lane, President Truman, Mayor D'Alesandro, Miss Maryland (Jean Crowe)
Senator Tydings, William Preston Lane, President Truman, Mayor D'Alesandro and Miss Maryland (Jean Crowe) at dedication of Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, June 24, 1950.  MSA SC 4082-1-260.

William Preston Lane standing on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

William Preston Lane stands on theChesapeake Bay Bridge after its completion, 1952. MSA SC 4082-1-205.

Theodore McKeldin and William Preston Lane
Theodore McKeldin and William Preston Lane at dedication of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, July 30, 1952. MSA SC 4082-1-306.

William Preston Lane and Theodore McKeldin
William Preston Lane and Theodore McKeldin at dedication of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, July 30, 1952.  MSA SC 4082-1-301.

William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane
William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane cut ribbon at opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, July 30, 1952. MSA SC 4082-1-222.

William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane
William Preston Lane and Dorothy Byron Lane take inaugural ride across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, July 30, 1952. MSA SC 4082-1-237.

Lane home in Hagerstown, Maryland

Rear view of Lane home in Hagerstown, Maryland. April, 1946. 
MSA SC 4082-1-46. 

Lane home in Hagerstown, Maryland
Front view of Lane home in Hagerstown, Maryland. April, 1946. MSA SC 4082-1-47.

                                                                          
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