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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 August 17, 1922 (1922-08-17) (age 97)
Cape May, New Jersey, 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
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Politician
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1943-1946
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Battles/wars World War II

Frederick Baily Dent (born August 17, 1922) is a former 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.[1]


  1. "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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