Biography of George A. Dean
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Dean, George A., was born in Attleborough, May 2, 1835, and his father, Asa Dean, was also a native of the same town, where his grandfather, Ephraim Dean of Taunton came, in 1735; his sons served during the Revolutionary War. Asa Dean married Lucy, daughter of Nathaniel Read, and his life was identified as a farmer. He died in 1848. George A. Dean was educated in Attleborough; in 1853 he entered the firm of Thompson & Haywood, jewelers; and in 1856 established a business for himself, which he has continued for forty one years, making a specialty of bracelets and chains. In 1857 he married Bessie, daughter of Capt. French Richardson, whose father, Seth Richardson, fought in the Revolutionary war. He is one of the conservative men of his town; was elected to the Legislature in 1877; has been treasurer and water commissioner for a number of years; is director in the First National Bank; vice president of Attleborough Savings Bank; and president of the Attleborough Gas Company. He takes an active interest in school and church matters and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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