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Donald Edward Lane
Commander, United States Navy & Federal Judge
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Born at Chevy Chase, Maryland, June 10, 1909, he received a B.S. degree at Yale, 1931 and later graduated from the George Washington Univeristy Law School. He married Virginia Plugge, September 1, 1938.

He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1935, and practiced law in that city, 1935-41 and 1945-54. He served as Commissioner, U.S. Court of Clains, 1954-69; Judge, United States District Court, Customs and Patent Appeals. 1969-79; and was a patent adviser, the Manhattan Project (Atomic Bomb) in 1943. He served as a Commander, United States Navy Reserve throughout World War II. 

He died at Washington, D.C. on May 30, 1979 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Updated: 14 June 2003  Updated: 1 September 2005