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Kent, George, 1796-1884



  • Existence: 1796 - 1884


George Kent graduated from Dartmouth College in 1814 after which he became a lawyer He was admitted to practice law in Boston in 1817, and returning immediately to his native town.He was twice elected a member of the N.H. Legislature, and was a trustee of Dartmouth College from 1837 to 1840. For about six years he was editor and part proprietor of the "N.H. Statesman" and "Concord Register." Going West he was for some time in editorial charge of the "Indiana State Journal." On his return East he was about a year editor of the "Boston Daily Sun." Later he was appointed inspector in the Boston Custom House, and held that office some two or three years. He removed, in 1854, to Bangor, and entered into law partnership with his brother, the late Ex-Gov. Kent. Continuing in this connection for five or six years, he was, in December, 1861, appointed by President Lincoln, U.S. Consul at Valencia, Spain. Returning home after four years' absence, and coming to Washington City in 1869, he was not long after appointed to a clerkship in the U.S. Treasury Department, which situation he held till a year previous to his death. He died at New Bedford, Mass., Nov. 8, 1884

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George Kent letter

Mss 826251
Identifier: Mss 826251

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