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Woodbury, Connecticut

Charles W. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Established March 18, 2015

Established by the Henry Hart Family

Charles W. Hart was born December 22, 1952 in Torrington, the son of Virginia (Walker) Hart and Henry W. Hart.  He grew up in Woodbury, became an Eagle Scout in Troop 54 and attended Woodbury High School before transferring to the Hotchkiss School, where he graduated in 1971.  He attended Tufts University (BA 1975), New York University (MBA 1977), and the CBS School of Management (1980-1981).
A deep love of books led him to a career in book publishing. He worked for several publishing companies in New York, including Simon & Schuster and Henry Holt. For the last 17 years he was employed by Kensington Publishing Corporation, the last remaining independent publisher of hardcover, trade and mass-market paperback books in the U.S.  For most of those years he served as Kensington’s general manager.

Charlie was a generous and gentle soul who enjoyed mountain climbing and camping, gardening and landscaping, fly fishing and carpentry.  One of his favorite places was a family camp on Lake Webb in Weld, Maine where, for years, he hiked and fished.

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