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Gilbert DEAN

(1819-1870)

DEAN, Gilbert, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 14, 1819; attended the common schools and Amenia Seminary, Dutchess County, N.Y.; was graduated from Yale College in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1844; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1851, to July 3, 1854, when he resigned; appointed justice of the supreme court of New York on June 26, 1854, to fill a vacancy, and served until December 31, 1855; moved to New York City in 1856 and continued the practice of law; died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., October 12, 1870; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; reinterment in Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Brocton, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

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

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