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*Franklin K. Lane, former Secretary of the Interior, died after an operation in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., on May 18, 1021. He was born in 180-4 on Prince Edward Island, but passed his’ early life in California, and was graduated from the University of California in 1886. He entered journalism and became editor of the/Tacoma Daily News, but later took up law, was admitted to the California bar in 1880, and had become a national figure by 1805, when President Roosevelt appointed him to the Interstate Commerce Commission, a place which he held for eight years. In 1913 President Wilson chose him as Secretary of the Interior, and during his seven years in that position he was regarded with ever increasing esteem bv the nation. The high ideals that shaped his character and his utterances were epitomized in his remark, made shortly before death, that he wished to live for the good he could do.
Franklin K. Lane*; The Living Flame of Americanism. Current History 1 July 1921; 14_Part-2 (1): 608–611. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1921.14P2.1.608
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