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Walter Carleton Dean, president of Federal Land Bank of Berkeley, was born July 17, 1891, in Oakland, California, the son of Albert Carleton and Margaret Anne (Thomas) Dean.

He was graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1915 with the degree of B.S.

Mr. Dean was Soil Technologist for the College of Agriculture, University of California, Berkeley, from 1915 to 1919; then in charge of the seed department of the California Packing Corporation, San Francisco, California, from 1919 to 1921. He became associated with the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley in 1921, serving as chief appraiser until 1927. He was assistant chief reviewing appraiser for the Farm Loan System, Washington, D.C., from 1927 to 1929. He was secretary of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Berkeley from 1929 to 1933. During the same period, 1929 to 1933, he was also secretary of the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley. Since 1934 he has been associated only with the Land Bank, from 1934 to 1944 as vice president, from 1944 to 1947, executive vice president, and president since 1947.

Member of the Berkeley (California) Tennis Club and the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

Mr. Dean married Salome Ann Mark on January 5, 1918, and they have one daughter, Flora May.

Home: 2323 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley 9, California.

Offices: Federal Land Bank of Berkeley, Center and Milvia Streets, Berkeley, California.




Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 158, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

2013 Cecelia M. Setty.











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