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'''Fenton Hardy''', according to his son [[Joe Hardy (Original)|Joe]], is one of the most famous private detectives in the country.<ref>[[The Hardy Boys (Original series)|The Hardy Boys]] #1 ''[[The Tower Treasure (revised text)|The Tower Treasure]]'' (1959) p2</ref> He was a successful detective on the New York City police force before setting up a private practice in [[Bayport]].<ref>The Hardy Boys #1 ''The Tower Treasure'' (1959) p19</ref> He is a churchgoer along with the rest of his family.<ref>The Hardy Boys #1 ''The Tower Treasure'' (1959), p24</ref>
 
'''Fenton Hardy''', according to his son [[Joe Hardy (Original)|Joe]], is one of the most famous private detectives in the country.<ref>[[The Hardy Boys (Original series)|The Hardy Boys]] #1 ''[[The Tower Treasure (revised text)|The Tower Treasure]]'' (1959) p2</ref> He was a successful detective on the New York City police force before setting up a private practice in [[Bayport]].<ref>The Hardy Boys #1 ''The Tower Treasure'' (1959) p19</ref> He is a churchgoer along with the rest of his family.<ref>The Hardy Boys #1 ''The Tower Treasure'' (1959), p24</ref>
 
founder of The ATAC (american teens against crime)
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
Not much is known about his parents or family. Fenton Hardy does have an unwed sister who is several years older than him,
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Not much is known about his parents or family. Fenton Hardy does have an unwed sister who is several years older than him, [[Gertrude Hardy]], as well as a brother <ref>[[Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths!]] [[Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1|Volume 1]] ''[[The Secret of Mountaintop Inn]]''</ref> and a sister-in-law, [[Janet Hardy]]<ref>Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 ''The Secret of Mountaintop Inn''</ref>. Fenton also has a niece, [[Sue Hardy]], who is only a year or two younger than his sons, [[Frank Hardy]] and [[Joe Hardy]].<ref>Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 ''The Secret of Mountaintop Inn''.</ref>
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Fenton is also a descendant of Admiral Hardy (first name unknown), who in 1812 wrote several letters that later ended up in the possession of his sister, Gertrude. <ref>The Hardy Boys #26 ''[[The Phantom Freighter (revised text)|The Phantom Freighter]]'' (1970), page 73</ref> He was also a descendant of Great-Grandfather Hardy (first name unknown). It is unclear whether Admiral Hardy and Great-Grandfather Hardy are two different people or if they are the same person.
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Fenton Hardy is also related, through the marriage of his brother and [[Janet Hardy]] to [[Karen Young]], who is the daughter of either a brother or sister of [[Janet Hardy]] since Karen referred to Janet as "Aunt Janet".<ref>Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 ''The Secret of Mountaintop Inn''</ref>
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===Early life===
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Not much is known about his childhood or his youth, other than that he attended Woodson Academy and Bayport University.<ref>The Hardy Boys #33 ''[[The Yellow Feather Mystery (revised text)|The Yellow Feather Mystery]]''</ref> Fenton remembered the oil painted portrait of Great-Grandfather Hardy, the "stern-looking elderly gentleman with muttonchop whiskers", staring down at him from above the piano in his boyhood home. Fenton later recovered this portrait in Washington, D.C., after having had the portrait stolen from his sister, Gertrude Hardy.<ref>The Hardy Boys #26, ''The Phantom Freighter'' (1970), page 108</ref>
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===NYPD===
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While Fenton was with the New York City Police Department he befriended [[Harry Stone]], a person that he trusted completely<ref>[[The Hardy Boys (Digest series)|The Hardy Boys]] #85 ''[[The Skyfire Puzzle]]''</ref>. Fenton left the force while Harry was still there, but several years later Fenton Hardy and his sons would join forces with [[Harry Stone]], who had resigned from the New York City police force in order to work for NASA as security chief, when Fenton was investigating the theft of a satellite that had recently been put into orbit<ref>The Hardy Boys #79 ''[[Sky Sabotage]]''</ref>. A short while later Fenton's trust in [[Harry Stone]] would be tested when an international espionage ring sought to make it look like [[Harry Stone]] was a part of a plot to steal the ''Longeye'' satellite. However, thanks to Frank and Joe, Fenton's trust in Stone was restored when evidence was uncovered indicating that Stone and his deputy chief at NASA, Lew Gorman, had been part of a frame-up and were innocent of any charges<ref>The Hardy Boys #85 ''[[The Skyfire Puzzle]]''</ref>.
   
 
==References==
 
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Fenton Hardy, according to his son Joe, is one of the most famous private detectives in the country.[1] He was a successful detective on the New York City police force before setting up a private practice in Bayport.[2] He is a churchgoer along with the rest of his family.[3]

HistoryEdit

FamilyEdit

Not much is known about his parents or family. Fenton Hardy does have an unwed sister who is several years older than him, Gertrude Hardy, as well as a brother [4] and a sister-in-law, Janet Hardy[5]. Fenton also has a niece, Sue Hardy, who is only a year or two younger than his sons, Frank Hardy and Joe Hardy.[6]

Fenton is also a descendant of Admiral Hardy (first name unknown), who in 1812 wrote several letters that later ended up in the possession of his sister, Gertrude. [7] He was also a descendant of Great-Grandfather Hardy (first name unknown). It is unclear whether Admiral Hardy and Great-Grandfather Hardy are two different people or if they are the same person.

Fenton Hardy is also related, through the marriage of his brother and Janet Hardy to Karen Young, who is the daughter of either a brother or sister of Janet Hardy since Karen referred to Janet as "Aunt Janet".[8]

Early lifeEdit

Not much is known about his childhood or his youth, other than that he attended Woodson Academy and Bayport University.[9] Fenton remembered the oil painted portrait of Great-Grandfather Hardy, the "stern-looking elderly gentleman with muttonchop whiskers", staring down at him from above the piano in his boyhood home. Fenton later recovered this portrait in Washington, D.C., after having had the portrait stolen from his sister, Gertrude Hardy.[10]

NYPDEdit

While Fenton was with the New York City Police Department he befriended Harry Stone, a person that he trusted completely[11]. Fenton left the force while Harry was still there, but several years later Fenton Hardy and his sons would join forces with Harry Stone, who had resigned from the New York City police force in order to work for NASA as security chief, when Fenton was investigating the theft of a satellite that had recently been put into orbit[12]. A short while later Fenton's trust in Harry Stone would be tested when an international espionage ring sought to make it look like Harry Stone was a part of a plot to steal the Longeye satellite. However, thanks to Frank and Joe, Fenton's trust in Stone was restored when evidence was uncovered indicating that Stone and his deputy chief at NASA, Lew Gorman, had been part of a frame-up and were innocent of any charges[13].

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Hardy Boys #1 The Tower Treasure (1959) p2
  2. The Hardy Boys #1 The Tower Treasure (1959) p19
  3. The Hardy Boys #1 The Tower Treasure (1959), p24
  4. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 The Secret of Mountaintop Inn
  5. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 The Secret of Mountaintop Inn
  6. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 The Secret of Mountaintop Inn.
  7. The Hardy Boys #26 The Phantom Freighter (1970), page 73
  8. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Super Sleuths! Volume 1 The Secret of Mountaintop Inn
  9. The Hardy Boys #33 The Yellow Feather Mystery
  10. The Hardy Boys #26, The Phantom Freighter (1970), page 108
  11. The Hardy Boys #85 The Skyfire Puzzle
  12. The Hardy Boys #79 Sky Sabotage
  13. The Hardy Boys #85 The Skyfire Puzzle

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