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Starling W. Dean

Full Name: Starling W. 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

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • 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.
  • S.W. Dean, birth date 8/21/1868, death date 5/7/1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, attorney, birthplace Leon County, 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.
  • 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. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.


  • 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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