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L. Dean Holden - 2nd Vice President of "The Plain Dealer"

11239 Lake Shore Boulevard

Liberty Dean Holden was born on February 7, 1859, the second son of Liberty Holden. In 1892, he married Virginia Hawley, daughter of the owner of the Hawley House, a popular hotel where Lincoln and other noted visitors to Cleveland stayed.

Virginia was born on January 24, 1872. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America and one of the founders of the Cleveland Garden Center. Dean and Virginia had one son.

Dean became second vice-president of the Plain Dealer Publishing Company when his father acquired the newspaper in 1885. Also, he was vice-president of the Hollenden Hotel Company, president of the Cleveland Sawmill and Lumber Company, president of the Cleveland-Sarnia Sawmills Company. And vice-president of the Detroit Hotel Company.

Mr. Holden was a member of The Country, Euclid, Roadside, Tavern, and Union clubs. He was one of the founders of the Cleveland Athletic Club in addition to being a founding member of the Gentlemen’s Driving Club and president of the Four-in-Hand Club.

Dean Holden died on February 14, 1906, from typhoid fever. Virginia died March 12, 1946 and buried alongside Dean in Lake View Cemetery.