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Franklin K. Lane

Franklin K. LaneAKA Franklin Knight Lane

Born: 15-Jul-1864
Birthplace: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died: 18-May-1921
Location of death: Rochester, MN [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered over Yosemite)

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Interior, 1913-20

Under Lane's watch the National Park Service was created.

Died after appendicitis surgery.


[1] Mayo Hospital, Rochester, MN.

Father: Christopher S. Lane (Presbyterian minister)
Mother: Caroline N. Burns
Brother: George W. Lane
Brother: Frederic J. Lane
Sister: Maude A. Andersen
Wife: Anne Wintermute Lane (m. 1895)
Son: Franklin K. Lane, Jr. ("Ned", b. 1898)
Daughter: Nancy Lane Kauffmann

    High School: Oakland High School, Oakland, CA
    University: University of California at Berkeley (1886)
    Law School: Hastings College of the Law

    US Secretary of the Interior (1913-20)
    US Interstate Commerce Commission Chairman (1913)
    US Interstate Commerce Commission (1905-13)
    Tacoma Daily News Editor (1891-95)
    The San Francisco Chronicle New York Special Correspondent (1891)
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Appendectomy 6-May-1921
    Canadian Ancestry
    Scottish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis


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