Thomas E. Knight
|Thomas E. Knight|
|13th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama|
January 14, 1935 – May 17, 1937
|Preceded by||Hugh D. Merrill|
|Succeeded by||Albert A. Carmichael|
|29th Attorney General of Alabama|
January 19, 1931 – January 14, 1935
|Governor||Benjamin M. Miller|
|Preceded by||Charlie C. McCall|
|Succeeded by||A. A. Carmichael|
June 19, 1898|
|Died||May 17, 1937(aged 38)|
Thomas E. Knight, Jr. (June 19, 1898 – May 17, 1937) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from 1935 to 1937, as well as the 19th Attorney General of Alabama from 1931 to 1935. He was a native of Greensboro, Alabama.
Knight was the prosecutor in the Scottsboro trials in the 1930s. He represented Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, who were wrongly accusing nine black boys of rape.
Knight was portrayed by actor Ken Kercheval in the 1976 TV movie Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys.
Hugh D. Merrill
|Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Albert A. Carmichael
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