Arthur Stephen Lane

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Arthur Stephen Lane (December 26, 1910 – October 23, 1997) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, Lane received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1934, where he received the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, Princeton's highest undergraduate honor.[1] He received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1937. He was a law secretary to the New Jersey Vice Chancellor from 1937 to 1939. He was a Commanding Officer in the United States Navy during World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946. He was then an assistant prosecutor in Mercer County, New Jersey from 1946 to 1956, while also maintaining a private practice at Trenton, New Jersey.

Lane was the Republican nominee for New Jersey State Senate in 1953, but lost to Democrat Sido L. Ridolfi; Lane and Ridolfi had attended Princeton and Harvard Law at the same time.[2]

He was a judge on the Mercer County Court, New Jersey from 1956 to 1960.

On June 17, 1960, Lane was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Philip Forman. Lane was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 27, 1960, and received his commission on August 30, 1960. He resigned on July 15, 1967.

Following his resignation from the bench, Lane was general counsel to, and a director of, Johnson and Johnson, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 1967 to 1976. He returned to private practice in New Brunswick from 1976 to 1997. He was a Member of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation from 1977 to 1985.

Lane died in Princeton, New Jersey.


  1. ^ "Education: Princeton's Best". Time. March 5, 1934. 
  2. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (28 October 1997). "Arthur S. Lane, 86; Former Federal Judge". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2014.