Joseph Lane, first Territorial Governor of The Oregon Territory
The drawing in this photo is of Joseph Lane, the first Territorial Governor of the Oregon Territory. Lane served for about a year and then was elected as a delegate to the U.S. Senate, serving until 1859 when Oregon became a state. He was the first Oregon state senator, 1859-1861 and in 1860 became the Democratic candidate for U.S. vice President. Lane, who was born in 1801, died in the Umpqua Valley in 1881.
Lane, Joseph; Territorial Governor; U.S. Senator; drawings