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Lane, Henry Smith 1811-1881 Legislator; born in Montgomery county, Ky., Feb. 24, 1811; removing to Indiana, was there admitted to the bar; and was a member of the legislature in 1837. He served one term in Congress (1841-43), and was lieutenant-colonel of volunteers in the war with Mexico. In 1860 he was elected governor of Indiana, but, being chosen United States Senator, he soon afterwards resigned the governorship. He died in Crawfordsville, Ind., June 11, 1881.