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Clergyman , educator

Edwin Blanchard Dean, Indian clergyman, educator. Member War Personnel Board, National War Work Council Young Men’s Christian Association, New York, 1918; member same and headquarters chaplain Young Men’s Christian Association, Paris, 1919; member commission on interchurch relations, National Council Congressional Churches, 1929-1937,; Fellow American Geography Society.

Background

Dean, Edwin Blanchard was born on July 21, 1866 in of American parents, Satara, India. Son of Review Samuel Chase and Augusta Elizabeth (Abbott) Dean.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, 1888, Doctor of Divinity, 1917. Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1889 Master of Arts, 1904. Bachelor of Divinity Chicago Theological Seminary, 1893.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, 1893. Pastor First Church, Wilmette, Illinois, 1893-1899, First Church, Clinton, Iowa, 1899-1905 First Church, Northfield, Minnesota 1905-1920. Assistant to president and Chairman of the Board of deans, Carleton College, Northfield, 1920-1925.

President Doane College, January 1925-August 1936, president emeritus since 1936. Introduced Boy Scouting to Minnesota, 1910.

Membership

Member War Personnel Board, National War Work Council Young Men’s Christian Association, New York, 1918. Member same and headquarters chaplain Young Men’s Christian Association, Paris, 1919. Member commission on interchurch relations, National Council Congressional Churches, 1929-1937.

Fellow American Geography Society. Clubs: Knife and Fork, Lincoln Pioneers Golf.

Connections

Married Georgia DeCou, July 8, 1896. Children: Berta DeCou, Carol Chase (Mistress Glenn R. Oertli).

father:
Review Samuel Chase Dean

mother:
Augusta Elizabeth (Abbott) Dean

spouse:
Georgia DeCou

child:
Carol Chase Dean (Mistress Glenn R. Oertli)

child:
Berta DeCou Dean