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Biography: Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr. born August 16, 1869




(1869-aft. 1938)




Hon. Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr, attorney at law and solicitor of Montgomery county, was born at Eufaula, Alabama Aug. 16, 1869. He was the son of Stanley H. and Anna Beall (Young) Dent. His father was a native of Charles County, Maryland and his mother, of Eufaula, Alabama.

Stanley Hubert Dent came to Alabama in 1854 and located in Eufaula. He was a planter and was a member of the Constitutional convention in 1901. For many years he was county superintendent of education for Barbour county. He studied law and was admitted to the bar before the Civil war, practicing his profession for many years. He was a soldier in the Confederate service, and captain of Dent’s battery. S. Hubert Dent served through the entire war and surrendered in Mississippi under Gen. Richard Taylor, the last Confederate army to surrender east of the Mississippi. He was adjutant of the First Alabama regiment at the beginning of the war and was wounded a number of times, but never seriously.

In the Dent family were three sons and three daughters:

  1. Edward Y Dent – ( Jun 25, 1861- Jan 10, 1946) married Annie McCormick
  2. Stanley Hubert Dent (1869-1938)
  3. Henry Dent, who was on the “Marblehead” at the cutting of the cable at Cienfuegos in the Spanish-American war, and was full paymaster in the United States navy.
  4. Nannie Dent
  5. Louise Dent
  6. Carrie Dent.

Stanley Hubert Dent was reared in Eufaula and after preparatory courses in private schools, was graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts in June, 1886, from the Southern University in Greensboro. He graduated in law from the University of Virginia in June, 1889, and was admitted to the bar at Ozark, Dale county, in July, 1889. Stanley located his law practice in Eufaula for several years. He held the office of county superintendent of education of Barbour county to fill out an unexpired term of his father.

He married Etta Tinsley. Stanley was a Methodist, a member of the American Bar Association, Freemasons, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Redmen, and Woodmen.

He moved to Montgomery and became the law partner of General William C. Oates but finally joined the firm of Harmon, Dent & Weil. Governor Jelks appointed Stanley solicitor of Montgomery County in November, 1902 upon the death of the Tennant Lomax to fill the unexpired term. He was the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney from 1902-09; U. S. Representative from Alabama in the 2nd District 1909-21; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large in 1933.

Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr. (also known as S. Hubert Dent, Jr.) died in Montgomery, Alabama October 6, 1938 and was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama.


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