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William Kent


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican CD-02 25346 Win
11-05-1912 Progressive (Bull Moose) CD-01 20341 Win
11-03-1914 Independent CD-01 35403 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 29, 1864 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Elizabeth Thacher Kent
Children: Seven (including Sherman and Roger)
Family: Brother-in-Law of Sherman Day Thacher, who founded the Thacher School (attended by Phil Angelides) in Ojai.
Died: March 13, 1928

1917-1920: Member, United States Tariff Commission

  • PLACENAME: Kentfield (in Marin County) is named after the Kent family, and Albert Emmet Kent (father of William) who bought the land in 1871. Kent Grove (Humdoldt County) is named for Congressman Kent.
  • Congressman Kent and his wife bought the land that now comprises the Muir Woods National Monument (Marin County) and donated it to the federal government.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Kent had seven children.