John C. Knox (New York)

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John C. Knox
John Clark Knox in 1917.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
April 30, 1955 – August 23, 1966
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
1948–1955
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byWilliam Bondy
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
April 12, 1918 – April 30, 1955
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byMartin Thomas Manton
Succeeded byRichard Harrington Levet
Personal details
Born
John Clark Knox

(1881-10-13)October 13, 1881
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 23, 1966(1966-08-23) (aged 84)
EducationWaynesburg College (A.B.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School
read law

John Clark Knox (October 13, 1881 – August 23, 1966) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born on October 13, 1881, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Knox received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1902 from Waynesburg College and after attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School, read law in 1904. He was an attorney with the Law Department of the Title Guarantee and Trust Company in New York City, New York from 1905 to 1913. He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1913 to 1918.[1]

Federal judicial recommendations[edit]

Knox was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on March 29, 1918, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Martin Thomas Manton. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 12, 1918, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1948 to 1955. He assumed senior status on April 30, 1955. His service terminated on August 23, 1966, due to his death.[1]

Legacy[edit]

Knox wrote two books on his judicial service, A Judge Comes of Age (1940) and Order in the Court (1943).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Knox, John Clark - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Martin Thomas Manton
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1918–1955
Succeeded by
Richard Harrington Levet
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1948–1955
Succeeded by
William Bondy