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David Lane Powers (July 29, 1896 – March 28, 1968) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1933 to 1945.

David Lane Powers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945
Preceded byCharles Aubrey Eaton
Succeeded byFrank A. Mathews, Jr.
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1928-1930
Personal details
BornJuly 29, 1896
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DiedMarch 28, 1968 (aged 71)
Feasterville, Pennsylvania, USA
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Powers attended the public schools, and was graduated from Pennsylvania Military College at Chester, Pennsylvania in 1915. During World War I, he was commissioned a second lieutenant on August 15, 1917. He was promoted to first lieutenant and served as battalion adjutant in the Eight Hundred and Seventh Pioneer Infantry. He moved to Trenton, New Jersey, in 1919 and engaged in the building business. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1928 to 1930.

Powers was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation on August 30, 1945, to become a member of the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission, a post he held until retirement in 1967. He died in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1968, and was interred in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "D. Lane Powers (id: P000488)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • David Lane Powers at The Political Graveyard
  • David Lane Powers at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Aubrey Eaton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1933—August 30, 1945
Succeeded by
Frank A. Mathews, Jr.