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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Lord Lane, PC (1918-2005)

The Lord Lane, PC, AFC, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1980-92, died 22 August, 2005. He was aged 87.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1554417,00.html
http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0823/lordlane.html
He was born Geoffrey Dawson Lane, 17 July, 1918, the son of Percy Albert Lane, of Lincoln, by his wife Mary Dawson, and was educated at Shrewsbury; Trinity College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1981).
Career: - - - ->>>served in the Royal Air Force, 1939-45 [awarded the AFC, 1943]; Called to the Bar at Gray's Inn, 1946, Bencher, 1966; QC 1962; Deputy Chairman, Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions, 1960-66; Recorder of Bedford, 1963-66; a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, 1966-74; a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1974-79; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1979-80; Member of the Parole Board, 1970-72 [Vice-Chairman, 1972]; Hon. Bencher of the Inner Temple, 1980; &c.
He was knighted in 1966; sworn of the Privy Council in 1974; created a life peer as Baron Lane, of St. Ippollitts, 1979.
He married in 1944, Jan, daughter of Donald MacDonald, b whom he had one son.

Source: The Times 24 August, 2005

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