John C. Lane
|John Carey Lane|
|John C. Lane, 1915|
|Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 3rd district
|2nd Mayor of Honolulu|
|Preceded by||Joseph J. Fern|
|Succeeded by||Joseph J. Fern|
|Born||July 22, 1872
Makao, Oahu, Hawaii
|Died||February 8, 1958(aged 85)|
|Nationality||Kingdom of Hawaii
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Hawaii|
|Battles/wars||Revolution of 1893|
John Carey Lane, (1872–1958) was Mayor of Honolulu from 1915 to 1917.
Born at Makao, Oʻahu, Lane was educated at Hauula School and St. Louis College. He held various jobs as a clerk, and from 1893 to 1900 farmed near Honolulu. John Lane was one of 12 children born of an Irish father and Hawaiian mother.
They were avowed royalists, and John Lane "was at her side when they usurped control and dethroned her in 1893, and was among those who took part in the counter-revolution in 1895 with the hope of restoring her throne and native Hawaiian rule," wrote Kathleen Dickensen Mellen in a 1954 Honolulu Advertiser article. He was captured during the Battle of Diamond Head along with Harry Bertleman, a fellow insurgent. He was suspected of murdering Charles L. Carter, one of the 13 members of the former Committee of Safety, the charges were reduced to treason instead.
Lane was a devoted follower of the monarchy and joined the Hawaii Republican Party to be aligned with Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole. Lane became a member of the Hawaii Territorial Senate from 1905 to 1907 and introduced the bill establishing the City and County of Honolulu. He married Alice Kalakini in 1909. He failed to win the post of mayor in 1908 and 1910, but was elected by an overwhelming majority in 1914. He was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1917 by the previous mayor Joseph J. Fern. Appointed high sheriff of the territory and warden of Oʻahu Prison in 1922, he resigned in 1932 during charges of lax administration and because of ramifications of the Massie Trial. He continued his political career until 1948.
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