Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation:Publisher, Diplomat
Nationality: United States Executive summary: US Ambassador to Australia, 1986-89
Military service: US Navy (1941-46)
Formerly of Lane Publishing, publisher of Sunset magazine after 1929. Lane joined the family company in 1946, became Chairman 1978, and remained until 1990, when the business was sold to Time Warner for $250M.