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Frederick B. Dent
5th United States Trade Representative
In office
March 26, 1975 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald R. Ford
Preceded by William D. Eberle
Succeeded by Robert S. Strauss
21st United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
February 2, 1973 – March 26, 1975
President Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Preceded by Peter G. Peterson
Succeeded by Rogers C. B. Morton
Personal details
Born (1922-08-17)August 17, 1922
Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.
Died December 10, 2019(2019-12-10) (aged 97)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mildred Harrison Dent
Children Frederick Baily "Rick" Dent, Jr.
Mildred Dent Hutchinson
Diana Dent Gwynn
Pauline Harrison "Polly" Dent
Magruder Harrison "Mark" Dent
Parent(s) Magruder Dent
Edith Baily Dent
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Politician
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Battles/wars World War II

Frederick Baily Dent (August 17, 1922 – December 10, 2019) was an American politician and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from February 2, 1973, to March 26, 1975, during the administrations of U.S. Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Dent died at a hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina on December 10, 2019 at the age of 97.

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