William Preston Lane, Jr.

William Preston Lane, Jr. (HM20US)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.4'

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1892 - 1967

—Political And Civil Rights Figure —

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.
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Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266278 N 4390501
Decimal Degrees39.63238333, -77.72333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 56.58" N, 77° 43' 24" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-597 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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