Biography of Frank B. Lane
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FRANK BRAY LAINE, Judge of the Superior Court of Greenlee County, came of a line of distinguished jurists. His father, Thomas Henry Laine, was one of the ablest attorneys in California. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of California in 1879, and the Constitution of the State was drafted largely from one written by him and submitted to the Convention. He was also a member of the State Senate in the 20th and 21st Legislatures and was active in behalf of progressive legislation. An orator of much ability, hem was a potent factor in the Democratic party and an influence in the national politics of that day. He was also prominent in the Masonic order, and his son, Judge Laine, has kept the family name on the records of this order in a most commendable manner. The Laine family has long been connected with the development of the country, Judge Laine's grandfather having been a pioneer bear hunter of Missouri. Judge Laine is a native of California, having been born in San Jose in 1861. He was educated in the public schools of the State and at Franklin Academy, a private school named in his honor. He studied law in the office of his father, the first classical graduate in the State, who was graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1858. Judge Laine has attained high honors in Masonry in both the York and Scottish Rites, having taken the 32nd degree. He is also a member of the Knights Templar: is Past Master of the Coronado Lodge No. 8 of Clifton, and in 1910 was appointed Grand Orator for the State Lodge. He is also interested in other fraternal organizations and is Past Exalted Ruler of the Clifton Lodge of Elks No. 1174. In his manner of dispensing justice. which has been highly commended for fairness and depth of knowledge, Judge Laine has shown the benefits derived from his thorough training in law. His eldest son, Thomas Henry Laine, is now a student in the office of Charles S. Wheeler, one of San Francisco's well known attorneys, and his other son, Harry Nicholas Laine, is taking a special course at Stanford University.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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