Donald Lan

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Donald Lan
New Jersey Secretary of State
In office
1977 – January 1982
Preceded by George W. Lee (New Jersey)
Succeeded by Jane Burgio

Donald Lan (born December 19, 1930) is an American Democratic Party politician who served as Secretary of State of New Jersey from 1977 to 1982. He was appointed to the post by Governor Brendan Byrne. Lan has been the Union County Democratic Chairman.

A resident of Springfield Township (Union),[1] Lan sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 1981 to succeed a term-limited Brendan Byrne, dropping out of the race in April 1981.[2]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Joseph F. "State Aid Drawing Crowded Field To 1981 Race for Jersey Governor", The New York Times, December 15, 1980. Accessed February 5, 2013. "In addition, there are campaign committees in the field raising money and testing support for Representative James J. Florio of Camden, Senate President Joseph P. Merlino of Trenton, Senator William J. Hamilton Jr. of New Brunswick, Senator Frank J. Dodd of West Orange, Secretary of State Donald Lan of Springfield, Assemblywoman Barbara W. McConnell of Flemington, former Senator Herbert J. Buehler of Ocean Township and William Zsidisin of Bayonne, all Democrats."
  2. ^ Sullivan, Joseph F. "LAN QUITS GOVERNOR RACE; BYRNE MAKES DEGNAN AD", The New York Times, April 30, 1981. Accessed March 9, 2009.
Political offices
Preceded by
J. Edward Crabiel
Secretary of State of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Jane Burgio