Ezra Dean

U.S. Congressperson

1795 – 1872


Who was Ezra Dean?

Ezra Dean was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Hillsdale, New York, Dean 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. He resigned to study law. He was admitted to the bar in Plattsburg, New York, in 1823. He settled in Wooster, Ohio in 1824 and commenced the practice of law. Postmaster of Wooster 1828–1832. He served as president judge of the court of common pleas 1834–1841.

Dean was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses. He served as chairman of the Committee on the Militia. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1844. He resumed the practice of law in Wooster. He moved to Ironton, Ohio, in 1867, and died there January 25, 1872. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery.

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Apr 9, 1795
Jan 25, 1872

on July 23, 2013


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