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Nathan Dean papers

Identifier: POL-0024

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the papers of Nathan Dean from 1988-2003. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, speeches, printed material, and publicity materials. The collection documents Dean's activities in the Georgia Senate, including legislation on District 31 transportation and road improvements, and local assistance grants.


  • 1988-2003

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Nathan Dean was born on May 9, 1934 in Rockmart, Georgia. He was a graduate of Rockmart High School and Shorter College of Rome, Georgia. Dean also served in the Army from 1956-1958. An insurance salesman by profession, Dean served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1963-1974 and as a Georgia State Senator from 1975 until 2005.

While a member of the state senate, Dean served as chairman of the Finance & Public Utilities Committee. He also served as secretary of the Interstate Cooperation Committee and as a member of the Appropriations and Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, and Reapportionment Committee. Dean has been recognized as the “Man of the Year” by the Rockmart Jaycees, the Bremen Rotary, and the city of Cedartown. Dean was also recognized as “Senator of the Year” by the Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Mental Health Association, and the Georgia Association for Retarded Citizens.

Following his retirement from politics, Dean returned to the insurance business where he ran the Nathan Dean Insurance Agency of Rockmart, Georgia. Dean and his wife, Norma Ann, had two children, Alan and Scott. He passed away on June 8, 2013.


4.38 Linear feet (11 boxes)




Papers of former state legislator Nathan Dean from his years as a state senator representing District 31 from 1975 until 2005.

Arrangement note

Organized into two series: I. General files; II. Correspondence.

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Nathan Dean on March 18, 2003.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jason Kennedy in 2013.

Guide to the Nathan Dean papers POL-0024
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States