John C. Knox (New York)

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

Biography[edit]

He was born on October 13, 1881. After studying at Waynesburg College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Knox worked as counsel for a title insurance company and then as an Assistant United States Attorney in New York. Knox's lengthy judicial career began when he was nominated as a federal judge by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918. Knox served as an active judge of the Southern District of New York from 1918 to 1955, including a term as Chief Judge from 1948 to 1955. In 1955, he assumed senior status, which he retained until his death. He was the longest serving federal judge to be appointed by President Wilson. He died on August 23, 1966.

Legacy[edit]

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


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
position created
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1948–1955
Succeeded by
William Bondy