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Name Knight, John
City Albany
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Knight, John
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Knight, John
Born April 29, 1871, in Arcade, NY
Died June 15, 1955

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Received a recess appointment from Herbert Hoover on March 18, 1931, to a seat vacated by John R. Hazel; nominated to the same position by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931. Confirmed by the Senate on January 6, 1932, and received commission on January 9, 1932. Served as chief judge, 1948-1955. Service terminated on June 15, 1955, due to death.

Education:
University of Rochester, A.B., 1893
Read law, 1896

Professional Career:
Town clerk, Arcade, New York, 1892-1896
Private practice, Arcade, New York, 1896-1900
Referee in bankruptcy, Western District of New York, 1899-1904
District attorney, Wyoming County, New York, 1904-1913
State assemblyman, New York, 1913-1917
State senator, New York, 1917-1931; president pro tem, 1924-1931
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