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Frederick B. Dent

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Frederick B. Dent
5th United States Trade Representative
In office
March 26, 1975 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald R. Ford
Preceded byWilliam D. Eberle
Succeeded byRobert S. Strauss
21st United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
February 2, 1973 – March 26, 1975
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Preceded byPeter G. Peterson
Succeeded byRogers C. B. Morton
Personal details
Born(1922-08-17)August 17, 1922
Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 10, 2019(2019-12-10) (aged 97)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mildred Harrison Dent
ChildrenFrederick Baily "Rick" Dent, Jr.
Mildred Dent Hutchinson
Diana Dent Gwynn
Pauline Harrison "Polly" Dent
Magruder Harrison "Mark" Dent
ParentsMagruder Dent
Edith Baily Dent
Alma materYale University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1943–1946
RankLieutenant Junior Grade
Battles/warsWorld War II

Frederick Baily Dent (August 17, 1922 – December 10, 2019) was an American politician and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from February 2, 1973, to March 26, 1975, during the administrations of U.S. Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford.[1]

Dent died at a hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina on December 10, 2019 at the age of 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Frederick Baily Dent, 1922 - twenty-first Secretary of Commerce". NOAA Photo Library. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  2. Frederick B. Dent, Commerce Secretary Under Nixon, Dies at 97

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