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Everett KENT

(1888-1963)

KENT, Everett, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in East Bangor, Northampton County, Pa., November 15, 1888; attended the public schools in Lansford, East Bangor, Nazareth, and Bangor, Pa.; engaged as a machinist and as a newspaper reporter; taught school; principal of Roosevelt School, Bangor, Pa.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1911; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Bangor; counsel for several municipalities; attorney for the board of prison inspectors of Northampton County 1912-1915; solicitor of Northampton County 1920-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956; solicitor for the county controller of Northampton County, Pa., 1933-1943; resumed the practice of his profession in Bangor, Pa.; died in Bethlehem, Pa., October 13, 1963; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Bangor, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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