Julian Lane

Julian B. Lane, 1991 Inductee
Julian B. Lane, 1991 Inductee

Julian B. Lane, former mayor of Tampa, member of the house of representatives, senate and a lifelong dairyman, owns Lane Cattle Co. and Lane Citrus Co. He received his degree in business administration from the University of Florida, and before World War II, he and his brother operated a dairy at Largo, Florida. Lane served in the U.S. Army in World War II, rising to lieutenant colonel. He returned to Florida after the war, bought a dairy and entered the beef cattle and citrus industries as well.  Lane was instrumental in organizing Tampa Independent Dairy Farmers Inc. Lane served as secretary of the Florida Racing Commission from 1951-53, as mayor of the City of Tampa from 1959-63, served in the house of representatives from 1970-72, and in the senate from 1972-76. He was the first president of the Agricultural Hall of Fame Federation and served as state chairman of Farm-City week for 1985-86.  He received the Florida Dairyman of the Year award in 1972 and the Certificate of Distinction for Legislative Support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 1990.

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