Edward Kent (January 8, 1802–May 19, 1877) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Maine during the Aroostook War. He was a member of the Whig Party. He had two non-consecutive terms as governor: 1838-1839 and 1841-1842. The Fort Kent Blockhouse, situated where the Fish River meets the St. John River in the St. John River Valley and built during the Aroostook War was named in his honor. Later, the town of Fort Kent, Maine was named for the Blockhouse and for Governor Kent.
Categories: People stubs | 1802 births | 1877 deaths | Governors of Maine
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