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Sidney DEAN

(1818-1901)

DEAN, Sidney, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Glastonbury, Conn., November 16, 1818; attended the common schools and Wilbraham and Suffield Academies; minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church from 1843 to 1853, when he retired from the ministry because of impaired health; engaged in manufacturing in Putnam, Conn.; member of the Connecticut house of representatives in 1854 and 1855; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-fourth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; in 1860 reentered the ministry, with pastorates in Pawtucket, Providence, and finally in Warren, R.I.; during the period 1865-1880 engaged as editor of the Providence Press, Providence Star, and Rhode Island Press; served in the Rhode Island senate in 1870 and 1871; engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing; died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., October 29, 1901; interment in South Cemetery, Warren, R.I.

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

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