Dr. Lawrence Kent
Founder of Presidential Families of America

Born
Dayton, Ohio     Communicant:  Episcopal Church

Education
* Ph.D.   Miami University (Ohio)
* MA     San Francisco State University
* BA      California State University, Northridge
* AA      Los Angeles City College
* Also attended Pima College, LA Valley College, Skyline College, 
City College of San Francisco, Sinclair College, University of Cincinnati, 
American Institute of Banking, American Savings and Loan Institute

Honor Societies
* Phi Delta Kappa
* Pi Lambda Theta
* Phi Alpha Theta
* The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

LSW (Retired):  Licensed by Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board

Fraternal Organizations
Attained 51 degrees & orders in Freemasonry in:
Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine, Knight Masons,
Tall Cedars, Grotto, and Royal Order of Scotland.  These
include Life Member of Solar Lodge in Dayton, OH, 
Master of the Royal Secret at AASR in Dayton, OH,
Knight Templar at Reed Commandery # 6 in Dayton, OH,
Noble of the Mystic Shrine at Antioch, in Dayton, OH,
Perpetual Member of Winter Park Lodge in Florida, and
Perpetual Member of AASR Orient of Florida

Knight of Pythias through dual conferrals by
Welcome Lodge of Yorktown, Indiana, and by
Welcome Lodge of Orlando, Florida.
Served as Master of The Work, Orlando, FL.

Military Service 1956-62

Regular Army

* 4th Armored Division - Texas
* Quartermaster Corps - Virginia
* Finance Corps - United Nations Forces, Korea - 467 days
* HQ    24th Infantry Division, Korea
* HQ    1st Calvary Division, Korea

U.S. Army Reserve

* XX Corps - Ohio
* Honorable Discharge - Specialist Fifth Class

Affiliations
VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, 
U.S. Calvary Association, Association of U.S. Army, 
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (Qualifier/Cousin: General W. M. Robertson)
Army and Navy Union of the United States of America
Korea Defense Veterans of America
Cold War Veterans Association

VFW Member Honor Roll

Lineage Societies
* Presidential Families of America
* Established Families in America
* Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims 
* National Society of Sons of American Colonists
* National Society Sons of Colonial New England
* The Huguenot Society Of America
* The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
* St. George's Society of New York
* St. David's Society of New York
* First Families of Franklin, The Lost State
* First Families of Tennessee
* First Families of Ohio
* First Families of Miami County, Ohio
* Society of Indiana Pioneers
* Texas First Families
* Sons of Utah Pioneers
* Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Florida
* Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
* Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
* General Society Sons of the Revolution
* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
* Society of the War of 1812
* Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars
* Sons of Confederate Veterans
* Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans
* The Winthrop Society
* Society of Kentucky Pioneers

Career
Bank Officer
County Officer
University Teaching Fellow
Education Director
Mental Health Director
Counselor
Consultant

Listed In:
The Social Index Directory  (Palm Beach)  1996 - Fwd.
The Los Angeles Blue Book Society Register of Southern California  1979-Fwd.
Hereditary Society Blue Book  1992 - 1998
The Hereditary Register of the United States of America  1973-78
International Who's Who Of Contemporary Achievement  1997
International Who's Who Of Twentieth Century Achievement  1998-99
International Who's Who Of Professionals  December 1998
International Who's Who Of Intellectuals  1995-96
Who's Who In California  1983
Strathmore's Who's Who  1998-99
Dictionary of International Biography  1996
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership  1994
Sons of the Revolution in the State of California Centennial Register  1893-1993
Monarchy, The Journal of the Monarchist League  (London) December 1994
Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims NSS&DP Lineage Book III  1982
The Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution Centennial Register  1889-1989
The Blue Book of the Ermine Society
Texas First Families Lineages, 2000,
Volume I
The Heraldic Register of America,
Volume 12

Dr. Lawrence Kent shares blood-ancestry with the following Presidents of the United States of America.
 
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison Jr., John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanon, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Chester Alan Arthur, Stephen Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., William Howard Taft, Warren Gamaliel Harding, John Calvin Coolidge Jr., Herbert Clark Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Milhous Nixon, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., James Earl Carter Jr., George Herbert Walker Bush, George Walker Bush, and Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
 
Additionally, The Founder shares blood-ancestry with the following wives of Presidents, two of whom were not First Ladies.
 
Abigail Smith Adams, Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, Jane Means Appleton Pierce, Julia Boggs Dent Grant, Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt,  Helen Herron Taft, Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, "Bess" Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Sarah Jane Mayfield "Fulks" "Durrell" Wyman Futterman Reagan Karger, Anne Frances "Nancy" Robbins Davis Reagan, and Barbara Pierce Bush.
 
Dr. Kent also shares Wingfield ancestry with Captain Edward-Maria Wingfield (1550-1631), adventurer and the first president of the first council in the first English colony in America, who served as President, Council of Jamestown, Colony of Virginia,  in 1607.

 

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