Braswell Drue DEEN, Congress, GA (1893-1981)


DEEN, Braswell Drue, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Baxley, Appling County, Ga., June 28, 1893; attended public and high schools and South Georgia College, McRae, Ga.; elected county school superintendent, Appling County, Ga., November 1916-August 1918; was graduated from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., in 1922; superintendent of schools at Tennille, Ga., 1922-1924; president of South Georgia Junior College, McRae, Ga., 1924-1927; engaged in farming and real estate development in 1927 and 1928; editor and proprietor of the Alma (Ga.) Times; also engaged in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; insurance broker and cattle farmer; resided in Alma, Bacon County, Ga., until his death there on November 28, 1981; interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present