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John H. Dent
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 21, 1958 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Augustine Kelley
Succeeded by Donald Bailey
Democratic Leader
of the Pennsylvania Senate

In office
January 3, 1939 – January 21, 1958
Preceded by John Rice
Succeeded by Charles Weiner
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 39th district

In office
January 5, 1937 – January 21, 1958[1]
Preceded by Benjamin Thompson
Succeeded by Paul Mahady
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1935 – November 30, 1936
Personal details
Born March 10, 1908
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Died April 4, 1988(1988-04-04) (aged 80)
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

John Herman Dent (March 10, 1908 – April 9, 1988) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

John Dent was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, to Samuel and Genevieve Dent. He was educated in the public schools of Armstrong and Westmoreland counties, the Naval Station Great Lakes, and through correspondence school courses.

Business activities[edit | edit source]

He was a member of the local council of the United Rubber Workers from 1923 to 1937, and served as president of Local 18759, on the executive council, and as a member of the international council. He operated the Kelden Coal & Coke Co. of Hunker, and the Building & Transportation Co. of Trafford, and Jeannette.

Government activities[edit | edit source]

He was a Jeannette City Councilman from 1932 to 1934. He served in the United States Marine Air Corps from 1924 to 1928. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1935 to 1936, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1937 to 1958.[2] He was the Democratic Floor Leader in the State Senate from 1939 until 1958.

He was elected in 1958 as a Democrat to the 85th United States Congress, by special election, January 21, 1958, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Augustine Kelley, and was reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978.

References[edit | edit source]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustine Kelley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

1958–1979
Succeeded by
Don Bailey
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Benjamin Thompson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 39th District
1937 – 1958
Succeeded by
Paul Mahady
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Rice
Democratic Leader of the Pennsylvania Senate
1939–1958
Succeeded by
Charles Weiner
Preceded by
Elmer Kilroy
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1946
Succeeded by
Michael Musmanno

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