Robert Craig Kent

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Robert Craig Kent
17th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
1894–1898
Governor Charles Triplett O'Ferrall
Preceded by James Hoge Tyler
Succeeded by Edward Echols
Personal details
Born November 28, 1828
Wythe County, Virginia
Died April 30, 1905(1905-04-30) (aged 76)
Wytheville, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Princeton University
Profession Attorney
Religion Presbyterian

Robert Craig Kent (November 28, 1828 – April 30, 1905) was an attorney and political figure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. A graduate of Princeton University, Kent was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1853 and commenced the practice of law in Wytheville. After several years of successful private practice, Kent was elected as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Wythe County, then twice to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1894, he won election to a four year term as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Hoge Tyler
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
1894–1898
Succeeded by
Edward Echols