Raymond Trent, Law Library

Raymond F. Trent, a retired clerk at Penn’s Biddle Law Library, died August 7. He was 86.

Mr. Trent was hired in 1964 as a library assistant at Penn’s law library. In 1968, he was promoted to senior library clerk, and he retired in 2013 after nearly 50 years.

In recognition of Mr. Trent’s ongoing interest in the African-American lawyer, a portion of the library’s collection consisting primarily of biographies on African-American lawyers has been named in his honor.

Mr. Trent is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn; and many nieces, nephews and friends.