Former state Sen. Nathan Dean, 79, passes away in Polk County | www.ajc.com

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Former state Sen. Nathan Dean, 79, passes away in Polk County | www.ajc.com

Former state Sen. Nathan Delano Dean died Saturday morning in Polk County after dedicating his 79-year life to serving Georgia.

“[He was] working for the people every day no matter what the capacity, always making time for everybody,” Alan Dean, Nathan Dean’s eldest son, said. “I guess, you know, it was a mission in [his] life to help people.”

Nathan Dean served in the U.S. Army after graduating from what is now Shorter University. He served as a member of the Rockmart City Council for four years before being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, where he served for 12 years. He was then elected to the Georgia State Senate, where he worked for 30 more years.

But while Nathan Dean continued to better his career, he never forgot where he came from, said current mayor of Dallas, Ga., Boyd Austin, who worked with the senator for most of his life.

“He never forgot those humble roots and the people that put him there,” Austin said. “He truly was a peoples’ senator.”

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