Charles Landon Knight
|Charles Landon Knight|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
|Preceded by||Martin L. Davey|
|Succeeded by||Martin L. Davey|
June 18, 1867|
|Died||September 26, 1933
|Resting place||Rose Hill Burial Park|
|Spouse(s)||Clara Irene Shively|
|Children||John Shively Knight
James Landon Knight
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University
Columbia University Law School
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Charles Landon Knight (18 June 1867—26 September 1933) was an American lawyer and newspaper publisher who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1921-1923. His sons built his newspaper business into what would become Knight Ridder.
Born near Milledgeville, Georgia, "C.L." graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1889 and from Columbia University Law School in 1890. He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice at Bluefield, West Virginia.
Journalism and politics
According to his obituary in the New York Times, "Mr. Knight was well known for his opposition to the Taft nomination in 1912, the election of Woodrow Wilson, America's entry into the World War, the country's proposed membership in the League of Nations and prohibition."
He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Ohio in 1916 and 1924. He was the Representative from Ohio 14th District, from 1921 to 1923.
In 1922, Knight ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Ohio.
Knight died in 1933 and is buried in Akron, Ohio. His son, John S. Knight inherited the Beacon Journal in 1933; with his brother James L. Knight, the two expanded their media holdings significantly. Later, the two brothers were to found the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, "dedicated to promotion of journalistic causes".
- Staff report (September 27, 1933). C. L. Knight Dies, 66; Long a Publisher; Well Known as Militant Editor of the Akron Beacon-Journal. New York Times
- "KNIGHT, Charles Landon", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed: May 13, 2012.
- Randall, Emilius; Ryan, Daniel Joseph (1915). History of Ohio: the Rise and Progress of an American State 6. New York: The Century History Company. p. 428.
- Charles Landon Knight at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Charles Landon Knight at Find a Grave