Sidney Dean

Sidney Dean ( born November 16, 1818 in Glastonbury, Connecticut, † October 29, 1901 in Brookline, Massachusetts ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1859 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After his schooling was Sidney Dean 1843-1853 clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This function he gave up for health reasons in 1853. Instead, he was active in Putnam in crafts. He also began a political career. He was a member of the American Party, and was from 1854 to 1855 deputy in the House of Representatives from Connecticut.

In the congressional elections of 1854 he was in the third district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1855 the successor to the Democrats Nathan Belcher. During his first term in Congress Sidney Dean joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. As the candidate he was confirmed in 1856. He was able to complete up to March 3, 1859 two terms in Congress, who were increasingly determined by the political tensions in the run-up to the Civil War. Between 1855 and 1857 Dean was chairman of the Committee for the control of public expenditure. For the elections of 1858 he gave up another candidacy.

In 1860, Dean became a pastor again. He preached in various communities, especially in Rhode Iceland. In Providence he gave Between 1865 and 1880 out some newspapers. Between 1870 and 1871 he was a member of the Senate of Rhode Iceland. In the following years he also worked as literary and as a lecturer. Sidney Dean died on October 29, 1901 in Brookline (Massachusetts ) and was buried in Warren (Rhode Iceland ).