Wellington Julian “William” Lane (D32) Greene and Washington Counties 1945-1964 (D32) Washington County 1965-1966 (D32) Greene and Washington (Part) Counties 1967-1970
Wellington Julian “William” Lane, born February 7, 1905, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; South Brownsville High School; Chalfont Business College; University of Pittsburgh; Philadelphia Textile Institute, honorary doctorate of humane letters, 1958; executive secretary, Civilian Defense Organization, Centerville Borough; engaged, insurance, real estate business; elected, justice of the peace, Centerville, twelve years; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1943-1946, elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1946-1970; elected, commissioner, Washington County, 1947-1958; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1948; vice-chairman, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention, 1968; died, July 6, 1976, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interment, Taylor Cemetery, Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, justice of the peace, Centerville, twelve years.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1943-1946, appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1945-1946; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, Subcommittee on Unemployment Compensation, 1945-1946; resigned from the House, June 17, 1946.
Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd district, Greene and Washington Counties, 1945-1964, Washington County, 1965-1966, Greene and Washington (Part) Counties, 1967-1970; Special Election, May 21, 1946, vacancy, resignation, Wallace Gourley, December 15,1945; Majority Whip 1961-1962, Minority Whip, 1963-1970; appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Revisions of Vehicle and Tractor Codes, 1947-1948; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1951-1952; appointed, Bipartisan Tax Study Committee, 1952-1953; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1955-1964; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1961-1970; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1961-1970, vice-chair, appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1965-1970; committee assignments, Appropriations, Executive Nominations, Judicial (General), Local Government, Rules, Ways and Means; not a candidate for reelection, 1970.
Elected, commissioner, Washington County, 1947-1958.
Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1948.
Vice-chairman, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention, 1968.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1967). Brittingham, G.R., (Editor). (Volume 98) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 88, 91, 93. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 78.