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columnist , lexicographer

Ruth Kimball Kent, American columnist, lexicographer. Member of Dictionary Society North American, Society Professional Journalists, Women in Communications, Press Club.

Background

Kent, Ruth Kimball was born on August 30, 1920 in Auburn, New York, United States. Daughter of Charles Arthur and Nellie Corrinne (Gove) Kimball.

Education

Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1962. Master of Arts, 1968.

Career

Copy editor Kent State University Press, Ohio, 1964—1968. Associate editor Webster's New World Dictionary, Cleveland, 1964—1987. Columnist The Plain Dealer, 1979—1984.

Religion

Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Member of Dictionary Society North American, Society Professional Journalists, Women in Communications, Press Club.

Connections

Married Harold Thomas Kent, 1936 (divorced 1960). Children: Harold Thomas, David Arthur, Grace Ann Kent Richardson.

father:
Charles Arthur Kimball

mother:
Nellie Corrinne (Gove) Kimball

spouse:
Harold Thomas Kent

children:
Harold Thomas Kent

David Arthur Kent

Grace Ann Kent Richardson Kent