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Victor Alfred KNOX

(1899-1976)

KNOX, Victor Alfred, a Representative from Michigan; born on a farm in Chippewa County, Mich. (near Sault Ste. Marie), January 13, 1899; attended the public schools; engaged in farming until 1943; treasurer of Soo Township in 1923 and 1924; county supervisor 1925-1931; member of the State legislature 1937-1952, serving as speaker pro tempore and Republican floor leader 1943-1946 and as speaker 1947-1952; manager of the Chippewa County Farm Bureau 1943-1946; engaged in the retail plumbing and heating business in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in 1946; served on the Council of State Government, State Planning Commission, State Crime Commission, and Soo Locks Centennial Commission; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; died in Petoskey, Mich., December 13, 1976; interment in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, fifteen miles south of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

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

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