William John Lane

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William John Lane (born August 1849)[1] was an Irish nationalist politician. A member of Cork Corporation in 1884,[2] he was elected at the 1885 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the newly created Eastern division of County Cork.[3] Lane was re-elected unopposed in 1886,[3] but did not stand again at the 1892 general election.[3] He was a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party[3] until 1891 when he joined the Anti-Parnellite majority.[4]

He was married to an American, May Armstrong of Brooklyn, New York City.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  2. ^ Francis Guy's City and County Cork Almanac and Directory for 1884 (PDF). Cork. 1884.
  3. ^ a b c d Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 337. ISBN 0-901714-12-7.
  4. ^ a b "A NEW SISTERHOOD.; MISS LYDON ORGANIZING A COMMUNITY WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES". New York Times. 4 February 1891.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for East Cork
18851892
Succeeded by
Anthony Donelan