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Francis Mcmaster Knight

Francis Mcmaster Knight, American banker.


  • Knight, Francis Mcmaster was born on December 12, 1890 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Newell Clark and Louise (Sloss) Knight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1912. Diplome de l’Universite de Poitiers, summer 1914.


    • Teacher French, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1912-1915. Bond salesman Central Trust Company, Chicago, 1915-1917, 1919-1920, Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, 1921-1922. Successively assistant sales manager, assistant manager and manager, bond department, Illinois Merchants Trust Company, 1923-1928.

      Vice president Continental Illinois Company, Chicago, 1929-1933. Vice president in charge United States Government securities department Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company Chicago since 1933, senior vice president 1954-1956, eons., since 1956.


    Member government borrowing committee, 1946-1956. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy, 1917-1919. Member faculty Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University, 1943, School of Banking, University of Wisconsin, 1947-1952.

    Member board of trustees Smith College, 1946-1956. President school board district 107, Highland Park, Illinois, 1940-1942. Member board of trustees Ravinia Festival Association.

    Member Investment Bankers Association (chairman legislation committee, 1931-1933. Member governmental securities committee, since 1933. Member of the Board of Governors 1947-1950.

    Member commission on treasury war borrowing 1945, commission on government borrowing, since 1946. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, University, Attic, Exmoor Country, Bond (president 1951) (Chicago).


    • Married Helen Parkins, October 6, 1921. Children: Helen (Mistress.
    • father: Newell Clark Knight
    • mother: Louise (Sloss) Knight
    • spouse: Helen Parkins
    • child: Helen (Mrs Knight
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    Born December 12, 1890
    Died August 3, 1958
    (aged 67)