Frederick B. Dent
|Frederick B. Dent|
|United States Trade Representative|
March 26, 1975 – January 20, 1977
|President||Gerald R. Ford|
|Preceded by||William D. Eberle|
|Succeeded by||Robert S. Strauss|
|United States Secretary of Commerce|
February 2, 1973 – March 26, 1975
|President||Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
|Preceded by||Peter G. Peterson|
|Succeeded by||Rogers C. B. Morton|
|Born||Frederick Baily Dent
August 17, 1922
Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mildred Charlotte Harrison "Millie" Dent|
|Children||Frederick "Rick", Jr., Mildred, Diana, Polly and Mark Dent|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1943-1946|
|Rank||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Dent was born on August 17, 1922 in Cape May, New Jersey, to son of Magruder Dent and the former Edith Dent (Baily). Dent attended of the Yale University on the study law. He served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946. In the Navy, Frederick was a Lieutenant Junior Grade where he captained the USS PC 1547 and the USS PCEC 873. From 1958-1972 and 1977–1988, he was president of Mayfair Mills in Arcadia, South Carolina.
He was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1994. Dent married Mildred Charlotte Harrison on March 11, 1944. They we're had five children: Frederick "Rick", Jr., Mildred, Diana, Polly and Mark Dent.
- "Frederick Baily Dent, 1922 - twenty-first Secretary of Commerce.". NOAA Photo Library. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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