Dean, James Alexander, Dd
Dean, James Alexander, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Hubbardton,Vermont, April 3, 1823. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1847; studied one year in Andover Theological Seminary; taught for several years in Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana, joining meanwhile (1852) the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and later (1860) the Providence Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he occupied important stations until 1872. after which he was engaged by turns as teacher, preacher, and author until his death, March 30, 1885. See Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, 1883, page 81, 564; Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1886, page 81.