Charles William Kent (September 27, 1860 in Louisa, Virginia – October 5, 1917) was a member of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1879-1880 and 1887-1888 seasons. A graduate student in law in 1879, he befriended Woodrow Wilson, and the men pledged Phi Kappa Psi together. In 1887, having received his PhD from the University of Leipzig, he joined the faculty as a licentiate instructor of English and modern languages. He subsequently took a professorship of English and Modern Languages at the University of Tennessee.
When the Linden Kent Memorial School of English Literature (the forerunner of the current English department at the University) was founded in 1892, Kent was its first professor. He also served as editor of the Alumni Bulletin from its beginning in May 1894 through 1898. While at the University, he was a member of the Colonnade Society, the Raven Society, and Phi Beta Kappa, and was active in the Y.M.C.A..
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- "Charles William Kent, Professor of English Literature, University of Virginia". Alumni Bulletin XII (1): 3–11ff. January 1919. http://books.google.com/books?id=P-FKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA5&focus=viewport&dq=charles+william+kent+university+of+virginia&output=html.
- Berg, A. Scott (2013). Wilson. http://books.google.com/books?id=4N3EeOX0w44C&lpg=PT51&ots=yH60d7tHA1&dq=charles%20w.%20kent%20university%20of%20virginia%20glee%20club&pg=PT51#v=onepage&q=glee&f=false.
- "Instructors, Licentiates and Officers". University of Virginia annual announcements, with a catalog of the officers and students of the University of Virginia: 6. 1887-'88. http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=2005_Q4_3/uvaBook/tei/z000000161.xml;chunk.id=d8;toc.depth=1;toc.id=;brand=default;query=kent#1.
- Metcalf, John Calvin, ed (1922). The centennial of the University of Virginia, 1819-1921. p. 197. http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=2006_01/uvaBook/tei/b000471311.xml;chunk.id=d85;toc.depth=1;toc.id=d85;brand=default;query=kent#3.