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Former Member Details

Mr Horace DEAN (1814 - 1887)

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Date of Birth: 10/11/1814
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Date of Death: 08/05/1887
Place of Death: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Dec 1869 23 Sep 1870 9 months 1 day
Member for Hastings 23 Dec 1869 06 May 1870 4 months 14 days
Member for Hastings 04 Jul 1870 23 Sep 1870 2 months 20 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 01 Feb 1870 01 Feb 1870 1 day
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.8 15 Feb 1870 04 May 1870 2 months 20 days
Oyster Fisheries Committee No.17 15 Mar 1870 07 May 1870 1 month 23 days
Mr Thomas Scott-Sugar Cultivation Committee No.10 20 Sep 1870 16 Mar 1871 5 months 25 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1851
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper. Claimed to have a medical education in United States of America but his diplomas appeared to have been fraudulent. In 1846 was a surgeon and cavalry captain in the Mexican War. Killed an officer in a duel in 1847. Fled to England where he spent some months in a lunatic asylum. Arrived in Adelaide in November 1849 as a ship's surgeon. Set up practice in Angaston; naturalised and admitted to a roll of qualified medical practitioners in October 1850. Became an Honorary Special Magistrate of the Northern Districts. Resigned from the magistracy in 1855. Settled as a storekeeper at Tinonee on the Manning River in 1858. Practised Medicine although unregistered. Started the Manning River News in 1865. Moved briefly to Uralla, then in 1875 purchased a store at Grafton. Estate was valued at £7,236.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Grafton Council and Mayor in 1878
Son of Horace Williams. Migrated from London. Married Jane Ann Mitchell on 25 April 1849 at Hastings, England, and had issue, 4 daughters and 4 sons.
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