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Henry Oakes Kent

Henry Oakes Kent, American banker. Mason.


  • Kent, Henry Oakes was born on February 7, 1834 in Lancaster, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Richard Peabody and Emily Mann (Oakes) Kent.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Norwich U., 1854, later Master of Arts, and Doctor of Laws.


    • Commissioner to adjust N.H. and Maine boundary, 1858. A.-a.-g. State of N.H., 1861. Colonel 17th N.H. Vols., 1862.

      Postmaster, United States Senate, 1863. Aide to President Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 1863. Has been identified with banking from 1868.

      Newspaper editor public 12 years. President Lancaster Trust Company 40 years. Secretary and managing director Lancaster Savings Bank.

      Treasurer Lancaster Paper Mill. Naval officer port of Boston, 1885. Invited by Secretary Lamont to become assistant secretary of war, 1892 (declined).

      Was member N.H. House of Representatives and Senate. Was temporary chairman State Constitutional Convention. Thrice Democratic nominee for Congress and twice for government of N.H.

      Chairman State Forestry Commission Senior trustee Norwich U., since 1862, and president Associate Alumni 20 years.




    • Married Berenice A. Kent, January 11, 1859.
    • father: Richard Peabody Kent
    • mother: Emily Mann (Oakes) Kent
    • spouse: Berenice A. Kent
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    Died March 21, 1909
    (aged 75)