DEAN, Josiah, (1748 - 1818)


DEAN, Josiah, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Raynham, Mass., March 6, 1748; attended the common schools; engaged in the rolling-mill and shipbuilding business; selectman in 1781; town clerk in 1805; served in the State senate 1804-1807; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); member of the State house of representatives in 1810 and 1811; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Raynham, Mass., October 14, 1818; interment in Pleasant Street Cemetery.