Braswell Deen

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For his son, also a politician, see Braswell Deen, Jr.

Braswell Drue Deen (June 28, 1893 – November 28, 1981) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born on a farm near Baxley, Georgia, Deen attended public and high schools and South Georgia College, McRae, Georgia (now in Douglas, Georgia).

Deen was elected county school superintendent, Appling County, Georgia, November 1916-August 1918. He was graduated from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1922. He served as superintendent of schools at Tennille, Georgia from 1922 to 1924. He served as president of South Georgia Junior College, McRae, Georgia from 1924 to 1927. He engaged in farming and real estate development in 1927 and 1928. He was editor and proprietor of the Alma (Georgia) Times. He also engaged in banking.

Deen was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. After serving in Congress, he worked as an insurance broker and cattle farmer. He resided in Alma, Georgia, until his death there on November 28, 1981. He was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles H. Brand
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Succeeded by
W. Benjamin Gibbs

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