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Charles Landon KNIGHT

(1867-1933)

KNIGHT, Charles Landon, a Representative from Ohio; born near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., June 18, 1867; attended the public schools; graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1889 and from Columbia University Law School, New York City, in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice at Bluefield, W.Va.; studied in Europe 1891-1893; member of the staff of the Philadelphia Times 1896-1900; editor and publisher of the Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 1900-1933; also engaged in stock farming; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916 and 1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1922; resumed his newspaper interests; died in Akron, Ohio, September 26, 1933; interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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