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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Preston Lane, Jr.

1892 - 1967

 

—Political And Civil Rights Figure —

 
William Preston Lane, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. William Preston Lane, Jr. Marker
Inscription. William Preston Lane was elected Maryland's attorney general in 1930. When local officials did not act, he personally supervised the investigation of a lynch mob in Somerset county. Although prosecution was unsuccessful, it was the last lynching in Maryland and the national attention drawn by his efforts helped to turn the tide against such crimes. Lane was elected Maryland's 52nd governor in 1946. His administration created the department of mental hygiene and made major improvements to the state's highway system. This included construction of the first bridge across the Chesapeake bay a major economic milestone for the eastern shore. The bridge was named in his honor in 1967.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.4′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr.
William Preston Lane, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. William Preston Lane, Jr. Marker
This marker is the second marker from the top of the second panel.
(here, next to this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb (here, next to this marker); William Othello Wilson (here, next to this marker); Peter Buys (here, next to this marker); Henry Kyd Douglas (here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
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William Preston Lane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. William Preston Lane
Close-up of image on marker
William Preston Lane, Jr. Bridge image. Click for full size.
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4. William Preston Lane, Jr. Bridge
William Preston Lane, Jr.'s Gravestone<br>Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
5. William Preston Lane, Jr.'s Gravestone
Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown

William Preston Lane, Jr.
May 12, 1892
February 7, 1967

Attorney General
of Maryland
1930 — 1934

Governor
of Maryland
1947 — 1951
Celebrating 150 Years<br>1866 - 2016 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
6. Celebrating 150 Years
1866 - 2016

I improved education in the state of Maryland an built the bridge that connects you to the shore.

Gov. William Preston Lane, Jr.
1893 - 1967

Banner at the intersection of Henry's Lane and Rose Hill Circle in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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