S.W. Dean

Starling Washington Dean

Full Name: Starling Washington Dean
Date of birth: August 21, 1868
Date of death: May 7, 1940

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Centerville / Leon   Leon, Madison
H 43 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Centerville / Leon   Leon, Madison

Terms of Service top

House District 43
Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909
Legislatures: 30th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Centerville / Leon
Counties in district: Leon, Madison
House District 43
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Centerville / Leon
Counties in district: Leon, Madison

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Judge Starling W. Dean, Volume V, p. 2220. Birth date 8/21/1868, father William J. Dean (birth date 8/24/1839 in Alabama), mother Mary Robinson, marriage to Mary Newton in Leon County, 6/13/1894. Children Ethel, Jennie Lou, Robert W., Lillie, and Luther Frank. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • HB 1653, 77th Regular Session, Relating to the designation of part of State Highway 90 as the Judge Starling Dean Memorial Highway (did not pass). Biographical sketch included in Bill Analysis, Committee Report (Substituted), Office of House Bill Analysis, 4/24/2001. Legislative Reference Library.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Funeral Service for Judge Dean is at Navasota," 5/9/1940, p. 1, "state representative in 1904 and 1906." Bryan Eagle.
  • Starling Washington Dean and Mary Newton, parents of Ethel Emma Dean, born 6/30/1887 in Centerville, Leon County; and Lily Dean, born 6/21/1906 in Centerville, Leon County. FamilySearch Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981. Ethel Emma Dean Lily Dean
  • S.W. Dean, birth date 8/21/1868 in Leon County; death date 5/7/1940 in Navasota, Grimes County; attorney; father W.J. Dean (born in Alabama), mother Mary Robinson (born in Texas). FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Judge S.W. Dean, birth date 8/21/1868, death date 5/7/1940, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. S.W. Dean, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.W. Dean, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

30th R.S. - 1907
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
29th R.S. - 1905
Judicial Districts  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  

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