James Kent (1763-1847):
James Kent was a jurist and legal commentator born in what is now the Town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York.
He issued many of the decisions related to the cases tried in New York State courts that eventually culminated in Gibbons vs. Ogden.
* BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION from:
Dictionary of American Biography,
New York State Library call number: A,920.073,qD55a