About Lynwood M. Dent, Jr.
A Roanoke native, Lynn graduated from The College of William and Mary. He married his college sweetheart, Carol, and moved to Baton Rouge where he received his Ph.D. in American History at Louisiana State Univ. Lynn then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Univ. of Kentucky after which he joined the U.S. Dept. of State as a Foreign Service Officer, serving both domestically and overseas. Lynn retired as a Senior Officer in 2006, when he and Carol moved to Lexington. For eleven years he continued to work part-time for the State Dept. as the logistics management officer for major international meetings hosted by the President or the Secretary in the U.S. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry and as Chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust. He also volunteers at the RARA food pantry, and is a member of the English-Speaking Union in Lexington.