James L. Knight

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James Landon Knight
James L Knight 1969.jpg
Knight in 1969
Born July 21, 1909
Akron, Ohio
Died February 5, 1991(1991-02-05) (aged 81)
Santa Monica, California
Residence Los Angeles, California, Miami Beach, Florida
Known for Knight Ridder newspapers, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Mary Ann Mather (1911-1985)
  • Barbara Richardson (married 1986)
Children 4
Parent(s) Charles Landon Knight
Clara Irene Shively
Relatives John S. Knight (brother)

James Landon Knight (July 21, 1909 – February 5, 1991) was an American newspaper publisher and co-founder of the Knight Ridder group of newspapers.[1]

He was also co-founder of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with his brother John S. Knight.

The James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida is named in his honor.


  1. ^ Fowler, Glenn (February 7, 1991). "James L. Knight, 81, a Founder Of Knight-Ridder Group of Papers". New York Times.