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Transcribed biography of James Baker and Dolores J. Dean


James Baker Dean was born in Valparaiso on June 7, 1926 to Ray and Lucy Dean. He was raised in Valparaiso and attended Valparaiso schools for all but one year when he attended Kemper Military School from which he was graduated. During World War II he served in the army. After the war he returned to Valparaiso and attended Valparaiso University and then went into the family business where he was associated with his father and brother in the operation of Valparaiso Plumbing Co.

Dolores Johnson Dean was born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 3, 1928 to William L. Johnson and Helen Jacobi Johnson. She was raised in Chicago and the suburbs. Dolores attended Valparaiso University. She has served as a volunteer in the community throughout her residency. She was named Woman of Distinction for Valparaiso and Center Township for 1957. She has also served as President of the Indiana Federation of Clubs, on the international board of directors of Project Concern, Inc., and is Vice Chairman of the Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission as well as serving on the Porter County ARBC. She is President and manager of Strongbow International Travel Service, Inc. Dolores is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

James and Dolores were married in Skokie, Illinois on June 5, 1948. They have 2 children Constance Rae who is married to Richard Gott and Kim William, residing in California. They have one grandchild, Sonya Rae Gott, daughter of Connie and Dick.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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