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James Rankin Mcknight

James Rankin Mcknight, American banker. Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner).; Club: Kiwanis International.


  • Mcknight, James Rankin was born on July 31, 1878 in Junction City, Kansas, United States. Son of George William and Mary Josephine (McClure) Mcknight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas Engineering School.


    • With engineering department Union Pacific Railroad, 1902-1903. With Pierre (South Dakot) National Bank since 1903, serving successively as clerk, assistant cashier and cashier until 1920, president, 1920-1949. Chairman of the Board since 1949.

      Director Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1939-1951. President South Dakot Bankers Association, 1937-1938. Appointed member board Governors Smaller War Plants Corporation, Region 12, Minneapolis, June 1943.

      Chairman local Selective Service Board, 1940-1945.


    Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner). Club: Kiwanis International.


    • Married Mae Bach, November 6, 1907.
    • father: George William Mcknight
    • mother: Mary Josephine (McClure) Mcknight
    • spouse: Mae Bach
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    Died August 14, 1951
    (aged 73)