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Lay worker , Construction executive

Harry Ross Kent, American construction executive, lay worker. Recipient God and Country award, Scouters award, Scoutmasters Key 65 Year Veterinary award, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, God and Service award United Methodist Church/Boy Scouts American; dining hall at Camp Ho-Non-Wah named in his honor Charleston council Bou Scouts American.


Kent, Harry Ross was born on October 17, 1921 in Upland, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Bernard Cleveland and Edith Mary (Johnson) Kent.


Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry, College William and Mary.


Instructor physics, Citadel, 1947-1951; with, Canady Construction Company, 1951-1978; secretary-treasurer, Canady Construction Company, 1960-1974; president, Canady Construction Company, 1974-1978; vice president, Knights of Columbus Stier & Company, Inc., 1974-1978; vice president, secretary, Stier, Kent and Canady, Inc., since 1978. Member executive county World Methodist Council, 1991-1996.


Member commission on stewardship and finance, Asbury Memorial Methodist Church, Charleston, 1949-2000, treasurer 1951-1958, 68-99, lay member annual conference 1955-1970, 80—, trustee, 1963-1974, chairman long-range planning committee, 1957-1970, former teacher church school. Member board building and church location Charleston District United Methodist Church, 1958-1901, president board missions and church extension, since 1958, district trustees, 1960-2001, chairman board district trustees, 1984-2001, chairman board missions, since 1975, chairman district committee on development, since 2002. Member board lay activities South Carolina annual conference United Methodist Church, 1957-1996, member coordinating council, 1960-1968, vice-chairman continuing committee on merger, conference lay leader, 1970-1980, chairman equitable salary commission, 1984-1988, member council on finance and administration, 1988-1996, vice chair 1992-1995, chair 1995-1996, delegate Southea. jurisdiction conference, 1960, 64, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 2000, general conference 1966, 68, 70, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, general council on ministries, 1980-1988, chairman Africa section of advance committee, member general board discipleship, 1988-1996.

Conference president United Methodist Men, 1984-1992. Member executive board Coastal Carolina council Boy Scouts American, since 1960, chairman Charleston district board, 1967. Various executive positions St. Andrew's schools Parent-Teachers Association, 1963-1968.

Board directors Piedmont Nursing Center, 1967-1982, treasurer 1970-1982. Vice chairman civil engineering advisory board Trident Technology College, Charleston, 1969-1971, chairman 1971-1980. President Charleston Boys Council, 1982-1986, 91-94, vice president 1987-1991.

Member South Carolina State Licensing Board for Contractors, 1980-2000, vice chair 1989-1991, chair 1992-2000. Lieutenant commander United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II. Member American Society for Testing and Materials, Associated General Contractors, American Physical Society, American Association Physics, Teachers, Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce.


Married Aurelia Naomi Canady, January 15, 1945. Children: Jennifer Gayle, Edith Marie.

Bernard Cleveland Kent

Edith Mary (Johnson) Kent

Aurelia Naomi Canady

Edith Marie Kent

Jennifer Gayle Kent