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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > James F.D. Lanier 1800-1881 James F.D. Lanier 1800-1881

James F. D. Lanier 1800-1881

Location: 511 First & Elm Streets near Ohio River at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison. (Jefferson County, Indiana)

Erected by the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963

ID# : 39.1963.2


Rendered his most important public service during the Civil War when he loaned Governor Oliver P. Morton over $400,000 to equip Indiana's troops. He later arranged additional loans to save the credit of the state.


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