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James Renwick DEAN, Justice, State Supreme Court. Member of American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta (Honorary); Mason. 32°; Knight Templar; F. and Master of Arts, Nebraska; Odd Fellow.

Background

Dean, James Renwick was born on September 15, 1862 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of Henry and Ellen Margaret (Armour) Dean.

Education

Preparatory education, public schools, and Decorah (Iowa) Institute. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1885, supplemented by lectures in literature department.

Career

Practiced in Chicago, 1885-1889. Removed to Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1890. Company attorney, Custer Company, Nebraska, 1895-1899.

City attorney Broken Bow 3 terms. Member Board of Education, Broken Bow, 10 years. Appointed judge Supreme Court of Nebraska by Governor Sheldon for term, 1909-1910.

And elected for term 1917-1923, on ticket without party designation. Reëlected on non-political ballot, 2 terms, 1923-1935.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association. Phi Alpha Delta (Honorary). Mason. 32°; Knight Templar.

F. and Master of Arts, Nebraska. Odd Fellow.

  • Member of American Bar Association. Phi Alpha Delta (Honorary). Mason 32°; Knight Templar. F. and Master of Arts, Nebraska.

Connections

Married Jennie E. Sutton, January 14, 1892.

father:
Henry Dean

mother:
Ellen Margaret (Armour) Dean

spouse:
Jennie E. Sutton