Letters addressed to Kent; copies of his replies and subject files which include clippings, notes, speeches, press releases
and ephemeral printed material. $b Documenting Kent's role in Democratic Party politics - his campaigns for Congress, his
leadership as head of the California Democratic State Central Committee and as chairman and co-chairman of various local and
state political campaigns.
Roger Kent was born on June 8, 1906, in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of seven children of William and Elizabeth (Thacher)
Kent. William Kent (1864-1928) was a prominent Progressive Republican who served as independent Congressman from the California
First Congressional District from 1911 to 1917 and later was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to a four year term on
the U.S. Tariff Commission. Elizabeth (Thacher) Kent (1868-1952) was a leader in the women's suffrage movement.
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