The McLane Clan began in the US with emigrant Alexander, who died a few short months after arriving in New Hampshire in 1854 leaving a widow and two young sons. The next four generations of the Clan blossomed like few families have ever done. The youngest son of Alexander became Governor John McLane, and in the generations to follow the Clan has included a U.S. Congresswoman, state Congressmen and Senators, a mayor, Olympic skiers, two members of the Ski Hall of Fame, philanthropists, private investors, doctors, lawyers, professors, educators, archeologists and musicians. Members of the Clan have started ski centers, founded companies, run a top tier prep school, built a summer camp for girls, operated one of the longest running family owned newspapers in America, written books, written musical scores, and one built a multi-billion dollar investment management company. In the State of New Hampshire there is the Susan N. McLane Audubon Center, The Judge McLane Building at Dartmouth, The McLane Family Ski Center at Dartmouth College, and several other sites and scholarship funds named after members of the Clan. The descendants of Governor McLane have attended Dartmouth, Harvard, Bryn Mawr, Smith, Vassar, Stanford, Oxford and many other top universities. Two were Rhodes Scholars. Members of the Clan have served as trustees for St. Paul's School, the Museum of Fine Arts, served on Olympic boards for skiing, and snowboarding. Many have served as officers in World War I and in World War II. One was a fighter pilot in World War II, was shot down and became a POW. These are just examples and far from an exhaustive list. Not only are the McLanes a dynasty of achievers, they married people who were as strong, talented and intelligent as they. Male McLanes, and female McLanes, married and brought into the Clan some amazing people. This book tells the story of the five generations of the McLanes and explores the lasting impact they have had. Foreword by George Macomber.