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J. Thomas Dean

J. Thomas Dean, Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Civil litigation, stateCorporate, generalProbate (including wills, trusts)lawyer.


Dean, J. Thomas was born on February 22, 1933 in Cleveland. Son of John Ladd and Margaret Caroline (Blakely) Dean.


Ohio Wesleyan University (Bachelor of Arts). Western Reserve University (Bachelor of Laws).


Bar: Ohio 1959. Assistant prosecuting attorney Lake County, Ohio, 1960. Associate Blakely, Rand, Painesville, Ohio, 1961-1967. Partner Blakely & Dean, 1967-1976, Blakely, Dean, Wilson & Klingenberg, Painesville, 1975-1990, Blakely, Dean & Klingenberg, 1990-1992, Blakely, Dean & Wagner, 1992^.

Law director North Perry Village, Ohio, 1970-1990.


God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Member Painesville Board Zoning Appeals, 1971—1976, Planning Commission, 1967—1979, chairman, 1970—1977. President Painesville Senior Citizens, 1982—1984. Clerk Painesville Township Park, from 1962.

Member Lake County Planning Commission, 1997—2000. Mem Lake County Board Elections, 1964—1984, 1988—1990. Chairman Lake County Republican Committee, 1970—1974, 1982—1984.

Member Ohio Republican Center Committee, 1980—1988. Board trustees Lake County Visiting Bureau, from 1996. Member Lake County Foundation Board, 1978—2000, secretary, 1978—1990.

Member of Lake County Bar Association (president 1979-1980), Ohio State Bar Association, Kiwanis 1980-1981.


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Married Patricia Jean Whitmore, August 6, 1960. Children: Thomas W., Carol M., Joan G. Bachelor, Ohio Weslyan U., 1956.


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