Horatio G. Knight

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Horatio G. Knight
30th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 7, 1875 – January 2, 1879
GovernorWilliam Gaston
Alexander H. Rice
Preceded byThomas Talbot
Succeeded byJohn Davis Long
Personal details
Born(1818-03-24)March 24, 1818
Easthampton, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 16, 1895(1895-10-16) (aged 77)
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionLieutenant Governor

Horatio Gates Knight (March 24, 1818 – October 16, 1895) 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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  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