Braswell Deen

Braswell Drue Deen (* June 28, 1893 in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia, † November 28, 1981 in Alma, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1939 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Braswell Deen attended the common schools and the South Georgia College, McRae. After that, he was automatically in the teaching profession. From 1916 to 1918 he was inspector in Appling County. After that, he continued his own education continued with studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Between 1922 and 1924, Deen supervision of the public schools in Tennille. He then managed the South Georgia Junior College in McRae. In the years 1927 and 1928, Deen also worked in the real estate industry and agriculture. He was also active in the newspaper business and the banking industry.

Politically Deen member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1932 he was in the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Hillyer Brand on March 4, 1933. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1939 three legislative periods. During this time most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1933 was repealed with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the 18th Amendment in 1919. It was about the Prohibition law. Since 1935 was the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in force by the beginning of the legislative sessions of Congress and the terms of office of the President from March were brought forward to January.

1938 renounced Braswell Deen on another candidacy. In the following years, he retired from politics and worked in the insurance industry as well as farmers. He died on 28 November 1981 at the age of 88 years, Alma.

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