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Sheirff Leonidas “Leon” T. Lane

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27th Sheriff of Chatham County

27th Sheriff of Chatham County

Served: Dec 1910-Oct 1920

Appointed/Elected: Elected

Age taking office: 38

Population: 22, 635 in 1910/ 23, 814 in 1920

Birth date: July 17, 1872

Birth place: Unknown

Died: November 2, 1941

Buried: MOUNT VERNON SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH cemetery located in the Matthews Township on the south side of SR 1134, Mt. Vernon Springs Road, 1.2 miles west of Old US 421 in Chatham County, NC.


Mother: Mary Ellen Siler

Father: Colonel John Randolph Lane

Wife: Annie Maude Foust, b. January 31, 1878, d. November 9, 1933



Tenure Notables


World War I Begins and Ends.

Sheriff Lane tendered his resignation in September 1920. His resignation was accepted by the County Commissioners on October 4, 1920. He resigned to run for office in the State House of Representatives.


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