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Lane, Alfred Church 1863- Geologist; born in Boston, Jan. 29, 1863; graduated at Harvard University in 1883, and took an advanced course at Heidelberg, Germany. Returning to the United States he was appointed an instructor of mathematics in Harvard University, and later of petrography in the Michigan College of Mines. Afterwards he was made assistant State Geologist of Michigan. He is author of part II. of vol. v., and part i. of vol. VI. of Reports of the Geological survey of Michigan. He has also written articles for The outlook; The popular Science monthly, and technical periodicals.