The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
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  LANIER: See also Robert Lanier Anderson III — Eugene Rufus Attkisson — Roy H. Chapman — Thomas Lanier Clingman — Joseph Marshall Cravens — William McKee Dunn — Lanier Edmiston — Scott Lanier Jameson — Edgar Lanier Jenkins — Joshua Lanier Martin — Joseph Williams of Shallow Ford — Robert Overton Williams — John Williams — Lewis Williams — Thomas Lanier Williams — Joseph Lanier Williams — James Alexander Woodson
  Lanier, A. S. — of Richmond, Va. Democrat. Candidate for delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Richmond city, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Alexander C. — of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio; Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. Born in North Carolina. Postmaster at Middletown, Ohio, 1807; Eaton, Ohio, 1816. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, B. H. — of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Bill — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Bob See Robert C. Lanier
  Lanier, Christian — of Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Lanier, Edwin Sidney (1901-1983) — also known as Edwin S. Lanier — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born near Metter, Candler County, Ga., July 19, 1901. Democrat. Mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1949-55; member of North Carolina state senate 16th District, 1957-59. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in 1983 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lanier and Hassie (Banks) Lanier; married 1934 to Nancy Thelma Herndon.
  Lanier, J. R. — of Williamston, Martin County, N.C. Postmaster at Williamston, N.C., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, J. Smith II — of Lanett, Chambers County, Ala. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1964, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama. Still living as of 1972.
  Lanier, James — of Danville, Va. Postmaster at Danville, Va., 1820-22. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, James — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Jess — of Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala. Democrat. Mayor of Bessemer, Ala., 1957-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964, 1972. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Lovin Madison (1841-1915) — also known as Lovin M. Lanier — of Georgia. Born in 1841. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1902-04. Died in 1915 (age about 74 years). Interment at Ash Branch Cemetery, Bulloch County, Ga.
  Lanier, M. H. — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Still living as of 1960.
  Lanier, Mary R. — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1968. Female. Still living as of 1968.
  Lanier, Patrick — Republican. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 48th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Lanier, Pattie — of Florida. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Lanier, Phillip — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Powless William (b. 1885) — also known as Powless W. Lanier — of Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak. Born in Fulton, Lauderdale County, Tenn., March 7, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1911-12; juvenile court judge in Tennessee, 1913-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1928, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1932; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1933-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Hill Lanier and Ellen (Cooper) Lanier; married, December 28, 1910, to Mary Louise Roberts.
  Lanier, R. W. — of Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Fla. Mayor of Belle Glade, Fla., 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Lanier, Raphael O'Hara (1900-1962) — of Hampton, Va. Born in 1900. U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1946-48. African ancestry. Died in 1962 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Lanier, Robert — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1989. Still living as of 1989.
  Lanier, Robert C. (1925-2014) — also known as Bob Lanier — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Baytown, Harris County, Tex., March 10, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; newspaper reporter; lawyer; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1992-98. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., December 20, 2014 (age 89 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lanier, Smith II See J. Smith Lanier II
  Lanier, Thomas — of Franklin County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Franklin County, 1800, 1806-07, 1809-10, 1812-14; member of North Carolina state senate from Franklin County, 1815. Burial location unknown.
  Lanier, Thomas C. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.

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