Joseph P. Knapp

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Joseph Palmer Knapp (May 14, 1864 – January 30, 1951) was an American publisher and philanthropist. He was the son of Joseph Fairchild and Phoebe Palmer Knapp. His father was a past president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and his mother was a hymn writer, credited with over 500 hymns, most notably "Blessed Assurance" with Fanny Crosby.

JP was interested in game bird conservation, and founded the More Game Birds in America Foundation (with others including J. P. Morgan), which today is known as Ducks Unlimited.[1] Knapp has been credited with the invention of the multicolor six-cylinder press.[2] He contributed greatly to the Currituck County Schools in North Carolina and to the University of North Carolina.[3] Currituck County dedicated one of their public schools to Knapp. This school is currently the J.P. Knapp Early College High School, Which was founded in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge 2001
  2. ^ Joseph P. Knapp | 20th Century American Leaders Database Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Mackay Island General
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 

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