Kent, Sherman

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Sherman Kent was born on December 1, 1903, attended the Thacher School, and received his Ph.B. (1926) and Ph.D. (1933) from Yale University. He taught French history at Yale and was a member of the faculty from 1928-1953. In 1941 Kent joined the U.S. Office of Strategic Services as chief of the African section and from 1943-1945 served as chief of the Europe-Africa division. In 1946 Kent was acting director of the Office of Research and Intelligence for the United States Department of State. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1950 and served as the director of the Office of National Estimates from 1958 until his retirement in 1967. Kent died in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1986.

From the description of Sherman Kent papers, 1763-1991 (inclusive), 1918-1986 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169162

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768–1961 Yale University Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Dean Gooderham Acheson papers, 1898-1989 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Kent, Sherman,. Sherman Kent collection, 1814-1848, [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Kent, Sherman. Sherman Kent papers, 1763-1991 (inclusive), 1918-1986 (bulk). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. person
associatedWith Bowman, Charlotte. person
associatedWith Bowman, John. person
associatedWith Brodie, Bernard, 1910-1978. person
associatedWith Cooley, James C. person
associatedWith Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969. person
associatedWith Dunham, William Huse, 1901- person
associatedWith Elizabethan Club (Yale University) corporateBody
associatedWith Foord, Archibald. person
associatedWith Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Hemingway, Samuel Burdett, 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Hoover, Calvin B. (Calvin Bryce), 1897- person
associatedWith Joyce, Robert P. person
associatedWith Kent, Elizabeth Gregory. person
associatedWith Kent, Elizabeth Thacher. person
associatedWith Kent family. family
associatedWith Kent, Roger, 1906-1980. person
associatedWith Kent, William, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Kip, William B. person
associatedWith Labaree, Leonard Woods, 1897- person
associatedWith Langer, William L. (William Leonard), 1896-1977. person
associatedWith McKay, Donald C. (Donald Cope), 1902-1959. person
associatedWith National War College (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pinkney, David H. person
associatedWith Sawyer, John E. person
associatedWith Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Thacher, Anson. person
associatedWith Thacher School (Ojai, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Central Intelligence Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of State. Office of Research and Intelligence. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Class of 1926. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Dept. of History. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
California
United States
France
Subject
History--Study and teaching
Voting
Intelligence service
Military intelligence
Suffrage
Occupation
Educators
Historians
Collector
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Person

Active 1763

Active 1991

French,

English

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