Stephen K. Lane

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Stephen K. Lane
2nd Mayor of Bayonne
In office
Preceded by Henry Meigs, Jr.
Succeeded by David W. Oliver
Personal details
Born November 1833
New York City
Died November 14, 1896
Bayonne, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Euphemia Fox
Children Euphemia, Louis, Virginia, Susie & Frederick
Residence Bayonne, New Jersey

Stephen Knowlton Lane was the Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey from 1879 to 1883.


Lane was born in New York City in November 1833. He became a member of the New York Produce Exchange. He married Euphemia Fox of Natchez, Mississippi on February 6, 1856. Lane moved to Bayonne in 1858.

A Republican, Lane was elected as a councilman in 1876. Running unopposed in 1878, he was elected mayor of Bayonne succeeding Henry Meigs. Ward was re-elected in 1879 defeating Democrat councilman David W. Oliver. While mayor, Lane oversaw a project to bring water into Bayonne. His attempt at a third term ended when he lost to Oliver in 1883. Business problems forced him to retire from public service.

Lane died from heart failure at age 63 in his home on November 14, 1896.


Preceded by
Henry Meigs
Mayors of Bayonne
Succeeded by
David W. Oliver