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James Kent

Born: 31-Jul-1763
Birthplace: Fredericksburgh, NY
Died: 12-Dec-1847
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Luke's Church Cemetery, Beacon, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Federalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Commentaries on American Law

Father: Moss Kent (lawyer, d. 4-Feb-1794)
Mother: Hannah Rogers (dau. of Dr. Uriah Rogers, d. 30-Dec-1770)
Wife: Elizabeth Bailey (m. 1785, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Elizabeth
Daughter: Mary
Son: William Kent (judge, b. 1802, d. 1861)

    University: BA, Yale University (1781)
    Professor: Law, Columbia Law School (1793-98 and 1824-25)

    New York State Official Chancellor, NY Court of Chancery (1814-23)
    New York State Official Chief Justice, NY Supreme Court (1804-14)
    New York State Official Judge, NY Supreme Court (1798-1804)
    New York State Assembly New York County (1796-97)
    New York State Assembly Dutchess County (1790-93)
    New York State Bar Association 1785
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Hall of Fame for Great Americans 1900

Author of books:
Commentaries on American Law (1826-30, law)


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