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Ezra DEAN

(1795-1872)

DEAN, Ezra, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hillsdale, Columbia County, N.Y., April 9, 1795; attended the common schools; in the War of 1812 was appointed ensign in the Eleventh Regiment of United States Infantry April 17, 1814; commissioned lieutenant October 1, 1814, for meritorious conduct at the sortie of Fort Erie; at the close of the war was placed in command of a revenue cutter on Lake Champlain; resigned to study law; was admitted to the bar in Plattsburg, N.Y., in 1823; settled in Wooster, Ohio in 1824 and commenced the practice of law; postmaster of Wooster 1828-1832; president judge of the court of common pleas 1834-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on the Militia (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; resumed the practice of law in Wooster; moved to Ironton, Ohio, in 1867, and died there January 25, 1872; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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