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Name Knight, John
City Albany
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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

Federal Judicial Service:
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Referee in Bankruptcy, Western District of New York, 1899-1904

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
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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