Herbert E. Dean
Senator from the forty-ninth district comprising Osceola, Lyon, O'Brien and Sioux counties, was born in O'Brien county, Iowa, December 5, 1872, of American parentage. Attended school at Primghar, and Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. Served two years as deputy clerk of the court of O'Brien county, under J.W. Walter. Entered the Northern Indiana Normal school at Valparaiso, Indiana, and graduated with the class of 1896. Entered the law department of the State University of Nebraska and graduated with the class of 1898. Was married to Estella M. Bowser of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has two sons, Wilbur M. and Forest C. Moved to Harris, Iowa, in 1899, and was elected president of the school board. Moved to Ocheyedan, Iowa, in 1901. Was once appointed and three times elected mayor of that town. Devotes most of his time to his farm interests. Elected representative in 1916. Reelected in 1918. Elected senator in 1924. Appointed member of state highway comission by Governor Hammill and confirmed by the senate in 1927. A republican in politics.
Iowa Official Register 1927-1928 - Biographies of State Senators, pg. 230
Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall