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Frederick Heber Kent, American Lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1926, Florida 1926. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1933, Ted Arnold award Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 1961; Fred H. Kent campus Florida Community College at Jacksonville named in his honor, 1974.


Kent, Frederick Heber was born on April 26, 1905 in Fitzgerald, Georgia, United States. Son of Heber and Juanita (McDuffie) Kent.


Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1926.


Practiced in, Jacksonville, Floridaof counsel, Kent, Ridge & Crawford, Jacksonville, FloridaChairman of the Board, Kent Theatres, Inc. president, Kent Enterprises, Inc., Kent Properties, Inc.


  • Bar: Georgia 1926, Florida 1926.


Chairman local American Red Cross, 1934, 1950. President Jacksonville's 50 Years of Progress Association, 1951. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1946-1950.

Board directors JacksonvilleCommunity Chest-United Fund, 1955-1959, president, 1958-1959. Chairman Florida State Plant Board, 1955-1956. Board control (regents) Florida Institutions of Higher Learning, 1953-1958, chairman, 1955-1956.

Board directors Riverside Hospital Association, 1956-1976, president, 1964-1965. Chairman State Junior College Council, 1962-1972. Member of advisory committee Florida Higher Education Facilities Act, 1963, 64.

Chairman of the board of trustees Florida Community College, Jacksonville, 1965-1971. Member Select Council onPost High School Education in Florida, 1967, Florida Governor's Common for Quality Education, 1967. Trustee Bolles School, Jacksonville, 1954-1965, Theatre Jacksonville, 1966-1976.

Chairman Florida Quadricentennial Commission, 1962-1965. Member Jacksonville City Council, 1933-1937. Member Florida Democratic Executive Committee, 1938-1940.

Served as Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, American Judicature Society, Society Colonial Wars, American Legion, Rotary (president 1958-1959), Timuquana Country Club (past president), Florida Yacht Club, Seminole Club (past president), Friars Club, Ye Mystic Revelers, Ponte Vedra Club, River Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi.


Married Norma C. Futch, April 25, 1929. Children: Frederick Heber, Norma Futch K. Lockwood, John Bradford, James Cleveland.

Heber Kent

Juanita (McDuffie) Kent

Norma C. Futch

Frederick Heber Kent

Norma Futch K. Lockwood Kent

John Bradford Kent

James Cleveland Kent