Horatio G. Knight

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Horatio G. Knight
30th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor William Gaston (1875–1876)
Alexander H. Rice (1876–1879)
Preceded by Thomas Talbot
Succeeded by John Davis Long
Personal details
Born (1818-03-24)March 24, 1818
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Died October 16, 1895(1895-10-16) (aged 77)
Political party Republican
Profession Lieutenant Governor

Horatio Gates Knight was an American politician, manufacturer and philanthropist who served as the 30th Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1875 to 1879.

Knight apprenticed with store-keeper Samuel Williston as a boy and the two later worked as business partners, establishing and operating manufacturing businesses in Easthampton, Massachusetts.[1] He married Mary Ann Huntoon, and his daughter was the composer Mary Knight Wood.[2]


  1. ^ The New England magazine and Bay State monthly, Volume 5 (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). 1886. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Saerchinger, César, ed. (1918). International who's who in music and musical gazetteer, Volume 5 (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Talbot
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1875 – 1879
Succeeded by
John Davis Long