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By David M. Gold

ISBN-10: 0739172727

ISBN-13: 9780739172728

Historians have paid unusually little awareness to state-level political leaders and judges. Edward Kent (1802–77) used to be either. He served 3 phrases as a country legislator, as mayor of Bangor, as governor, and as a pass judgement on of the nation superb courtroom. He represented Maine within the negotiations that resolved the long-running northeastern border dispute among the U.S. and nice Britain and served for 4 years because the American consul in Rio de Janeiro. the key Whig in Maine kingdom politics and later a Republican pass judgement on, Kent articulated vintage Whig political beliefs and carried them ahead into his Whig-Republican jurisprudence.
In interpreting Kent's occupation as Maine's integral Whig, An Exemplary Whig unearths his typically conservative Whig outlook, together with an aversion towards illness and a deep recognize for legislations, for latest associations, and for the knowledge of expertise. Kent introduced his conservative disposition into the Republican celebration. He had little need for radical abolitionism, who prefer moderation and compromise to measures that endangered social order or the integrity of the Union. Kent observed the "slave power," no longer abolitionism, because the disrupter of the Union, and he steered the “fusion” of all antislavery components right into a new Republican social gathering.
In 1859, Maine's Republican governor appointed Kent to the nation preferrred courtroom. in the course of his fourteen-year tenure, Kent followed a Whiggish jurisprudence, pragmatic and commonsensical, and displayed a reverence for the typical legislations and a mistrust of “theoretic speculation.” After his retirement, he chaired a constitutional revision fee, admonishing his fellow commissioners to remember the “practical knowledge” that stored harmful innovation in check.
As a political candidate through the Jacksonian period, Kent exemplified Whig management on the neighborhood and country degrees. In his jurisprudence, he carried the Whig persuasion into the Republican ascendancy and the beginnings of the Gilded Age.

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