Irving R. Kent
1929 - 1985
Born in Malone, New York, Irving Kent grew up in a small farming community in the foothills of the Adirondeck Mountains. His ambition was to be a history teacher but, as fate would have it, his plans were interrupted by World War II. Upon returning from the war, he went to work for Monroe Savings Bank in Rochester, New York as a teller.
In 1959, he went to work as a commercial loan analyst for a private mortgage investment firm. He steadily climbed the corporate ladder of success to the post of vice president, and in 1971, he accepted a position as President of the Jefferson County Savings Bank, which he held for two and one-half years.