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Kent Tenney Healy

Kent Tenney Healy, American university professor.


  • Healy, Kent Tenney was born on February 2, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William and Mary Sylvia (Tenney) Healy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1921. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1923. Student Harvard Law School, 1923-1924.

      Master of Arts, Yale, 1945.


    • Switchboard operator, New York, N.H. & H. R.R., 1922, inspector, 1924-1925, cost engineer, 1925-1926. Studying transportation in Europe, 1926-1927. Assistant professor transportation, Yale University, 1928-1935, assistant professor economics, 1935-1940, associate professor, 1940-1945, T. Dewitt Cuyler Professor transportation, 1945-1985, chairman committee on transportation 1943-1985, chairman economics department, 1945-1951, director division of social science, 1956-1959.

      Consultant Connecticut Commision on Reorganization of State Depts., 1935. Transportation consultant National Resources Planning Board, 1940, Bituminous Coal Division, Department of Interior, 1941. To administrator of Lend-Lease, 1942-1944, F.E.A., 1944-1945.

      Also at various times to private transportation agencies. Member Connecticut Highway Advisory Commission, 1943-1945. Chairman Connecticut Savings Bank R.R. Investment Committee, 1945-1964.

      Member Reorganization Committee, director New York N.H. & H. Railroad Company, 1947-1948. Director Connecticut Company 1947-1964.


    • Author: Steam Railroad Electrification. 1929
    • Economics of Transportation in America, 1940. The Effects of Scale in the Railroad Industry, 1961.


    Member Connecticut Highway Advisory Commission, 1943-1945. Member Reorganization Committee, director New York N.H. & H. Railroad Company, 1947-1948. Member Transportation Council for Department of Commerce, 1952-1957.

    Chairman board finance, Killingsworth, Connecticut, 1959-1965, chairman planning and zoning commission, 1965-1985. Member American Economics Association, Royal Economics Society, American Economics History Association, Sigma Xi, Delta Psi. Club: Graduate (New Haven, Connecticut).


    • Married Ruth Emily Allen, November 3, 1928. Children: Ruth Tenney, William Kent, Kent Allen, Sylvia Kent.
    • father: William Healy
    • mother: Mary Sylvia (Tenney) Healy
    • spouse: Ruth Emily Allen
    • children: Ruth Tenney Healy
    • William Kent Healy
    • Kent Allen Healy
    • Sylvia Kent Healy
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    Born February 2, 1902
    Died January 9, 1985
    (aged 82)