Albert Lane (politician)

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Albert Lane
Albert Lane.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Barton
In office
19 December 1931 – 21 September 1940
Preceded by James Tully
Succeeded by H. V. Evatt
Personal details
Born 1873
Windsor, New South Wales
Died 29 December 1950 (aged 76–77)
Nationality Australian
Political party United Australia Party
Occupation Accountant

Albert Lane (1873 – 29 December 1950) was an Australian politician. He was born in Windsor, New South Wales, and studied at public schools. He became an accountant and business manager. In 1917 he contested the federal election as the unsuccessful Nationalist candidate for the safe Labor seat of Dalley. In 1922 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as one of four members for the seat of Balmain, representing the Nationalist Party of Australia. The seat was abolished in 1927. Lane contested the 1931 federal election as the United Australia Party candidate for Barton, creating history by defeating both the incumbent member for Barton, James Tully, and the member for Martin, John Eldridge, who, as a member of the Lang Labor breakaway party, was attempting to transfer to Barton. Lane held the seat until 1940, when he was defeated by future Labor leader H. V. Evatt.[1] He died in 1950.


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
James Tully
Member for Barton
1931 – 1940
Succeeded by
H. V. Evatt