Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lane, Ebenezer

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LANE, Ebenezer, jurist, b. in Northampton, Mass., 17 Dec., 1793; d. in Sandusky, Ohio, 13 June, 1866. He was graduated at Harvard in 1811, studied law under his uncle, Matthew Griswold, of Lyme, Conn., in 1814 was admitted to the bar, and, after practising for three years in Connecticut, removed to Ohio and settled in Norwalk, Huron co. He became judge of the court of common pleas in 1824, and from 1837 till 1845 was judge of the supreme court of Ohio. After his retirement from the bench he resumed his profession, and was afterward engaged in various relations with the western railroads, withdrawing from active employment in 1859.