Governor Edward Kent

Edward Kent

DATE OF BIRTH:  January 8, 1802
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Concord, NH
DATE OF DEATH:  May 19, 1877
PLACE OF DEATH:  Bangor
PROFESSION:  Lawyer
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Whig
TERM IN OFFICE:  1) January 19, 1838 – January 4, 1839
2) January 15, 1841 – January 4, 1842
FIRST LADY:  Sarah Johnson

QUOTE: He was a man of fine education and acquirements, possessed a very acute legal mind, and ranked very high in his profession.

Eastern Argus, May 21, 1877

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Chief Justice of the Court of Sessions, State Representative, Mayor of Bangor, U.S. Consul to Rio de Janeiro, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Court, President of the 1875 Maine Constitutional Convention

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 84-91.

Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. XIX.

“Death of Edward Kent at Bangor,” Eastern Argus, Portland, May 21, 1877.

“Edward Kent,” Bangor Whig & Courier, May 21, 1877.

Gold, David M.  “Edward Kent,” American National Biography.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Vol. 12, pp. 594-595.

Hormell, Oren C.  “Edward Kent,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 10, pp. 343-344.

Williams, H.C.  “Edward Kent,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Bangor, October, 1893, pp. 177-180.

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