Josiah Dean

Josiah Dean (March 6, 1748 – October 14, 1818) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Raynham in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Dean attended the common schools. His primary business pursuits were in the rolling-mill and shipbuilding business. He served as the selectman in 1781, town clerk in 1805, and in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1804 to 1807.

Josiah Dean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
Preceded byPhanuel Bishop
Succeeded byLaban Wheaton
Personal details
Born(1748-03-06)March 6, 1748
Raynham, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
DiedOctober 14, 1818(1818-10-14) (aged 70)
Raynham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Dean was elected to the Tenth United States Congress as a Democratic-Republican member of the House of Representatives. He served in this position for one term, which lasted from 1807 to 1809.

Following his tenure in Congress, he was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1810 and 1811.

Dean remained in the private sector for the remainder of his life. He died in Raynham, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1818, and was interred in Pleasant Street Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Josiah Dean (id: D000173)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by