Gilbert Dean

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Gilbert Dean
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New York State Assembly (New York Co., 15th D.)
In office
Justice of the New York Supreme Court
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – July 3, 1854
Preceded byDavid L. Seymour
Succeeded byIsaac Teller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byRansom Halloway
Succeeded byFrancis B. Cutting
Personal details
BornAugust 14, 1819
Pleasant Valley, New York
DiedOctober 12, 1870(1870-10-12) (aged 51)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Political partyDemocratic
EducationYale College

Gilbert Dean (August 14, 1819 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York – October 12, 1870 Poughkeepsie, New York, Dutchess Co., NY) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was educated at Amenia Seminary, and graduated from Yale College in 1841. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie in 1844.

Dean was elected as a Democrat to the 32nd and 33rd United States Congresses, and served from March 4, 1851, to July 3, 1854, when he resigned.

He was appointed a justice of the New York Supreme Court (2nd District) on June 26, 1854, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Seward Barculo, and remained on the bench until the end of 1855, being ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals in 1855. Afterwards he removed to New York City, and resumed the practice of law.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 15th D.) in 1863, and was the Democratic candidate for Speaker in the tied assembly. Dean and the Republican candidate Henry Sherwood retired after the 78th ballot, and Theophilus C. Callicot was elected Speaker on the 92nd ballot.

He was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Pleasant Valley. Later he was re-interred at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery in Brocton, New York.


  • United States Congress. "Gilbert Dean (id: D000172)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 350; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
  • [1] Court of Appeals judges
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ransom Halloway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis B. Cutting
Preceded by
David L. Seymour
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
Isaac Teller
New York Assembly
Preceded by
David S. Coddington
New York State Assembly
New York County, 15th District

Succeeded by
Stephen R. Pinckney