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Kent Tenney Healy

university professor

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.


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.

William Healy

Mary Sylvia (Tenney) Healy

Ruth Emily Allen

Ruth Tenney Healy

William Kent Healy

Kent Allen Healy

Sylvia Kent Healy