Biography of Rae L. Dean
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Rae L. Dean, assistant cashier of the North English Savings Bank, was born in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, on the 29th of June, 1880, a son of Warren and Georgiana (Hardenburgh) Dean, natives respectively of Natick, Rhode Island, and Ulster county, New York. Both were brought to Iowa in their childhood by their respective parents, the Dean family settling in Pottawattamie county and the Hardenburgh family in Cass county. Warren Dean enlisted in the Union army as a member of Company I, Twenty third Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was at the front until the end of the war. He then returned home and shortly afterward his marriage occurred. He and his bride began their domestic life on a farm near Griswold, where they continued to live until 1902, when, as their children had left home they also left the farm and took up their residence in Griswold. The death of the father occurred in 1910 in Marengo, Iowa, but the mother is still living and spends her time among her children.

Rae L. Dean was educated in the common schools, the Griswold high school and Simpson College at Indianola, Iowa. At the last named institution he graduated with the class of 1902, receiving the degree of Ph. B., and also completed the business course. The following year he filled the chair of Latin and German at Amity College at College Springs, Iowa, but in August, 1903, he came to North English and entered the North English Savings Bank in the capacity of bookkeeper. He has since been identified with that institution, with the exception of the year t907, when he was cashier of the Webster Savings Bank at Webster, Iowa. On the expiration of that time, however, he returned to the North English Savings Bank as assistant cashier, an office which he still holds. His systematic, careful work enables him to handle efficiently the routine matters of which he has charge, and he is developing a keen interest and a thorough understanding of those phases of business and finance that underlie banking practice.

In 1908 Mr. Dean married Miss Cora E. Wiggins, a native of Keokuk county, who, however, at the time of her marriage was residing in Iowa county. They have a daughter, Edna G. Mr. Dean is an adherent of the republican party and has served as a member of the town council, while he is now filling the office of town clerk. Fraternally he holds membership in Triumph Lodge, No. 479, A. F. & A. M.; in Iowa Consistory, No. 2, A. & A. S. R., of the Valley of Cedar Rapids; and North English Lodge, No. 256, K. P. Both he and his wife are affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church and he is the efficient recording secretary of that organization. He has made himself felt in various lines of activity, and in business, civic, fraternal, religious and social circles has gained the respect and goodwill of those who have come in contact with him.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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