D. Lane Powers

David Lane Powers ( born July 29, 1896 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † March 28, 1968 in Feasterville, Pennsylvania ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1945 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lane Powers attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1915, the Pennsylvania Military College in Chester. During World War II he was a lieutenant or lieutenant of a pioneer infantry unit of the U.S. Army. In 1919 he moved to Trenton, where he was active in the construction industry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1928 and 1930 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1932, Powers was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Aubrey Eaton on March 4, 1933. After six re- elections he could remain until his resignation on 30 August 1945 in the Congress. During his time in Congress, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked. 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1919 again. It was about the prohibition provisions.

Lane Powers submitted on August 30, 1945 resigned his parliamentary seat after he was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of New Jersey, which deals with the general care of the state with water, electricity and gas. He remained until 1967 a member of this Commission. Powers died on March 28, 1968 in Feasterville, and was buried in Trenton.