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Armanis F. Knotts

Armanis F. Knotts, lawyer, land use planner, mayor. member Indiana House of Representatives, 1899-1900; Mason. Recognized as an authority on early history of Indiana, and on Pottawottamie Indians. Now building new town of Yankeetown, Florida, mayor same. President Florida Inland and Coastal Waterways Association Now planning the ideal city of Yankeetown at the gulf terminus of the Cross-Florida Ship Canal.

Background

  • Knotts, Armanis F. was born on January 30, 1856 in Highland Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Frank D. and Margaret (Bell) Knotts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Valparaiso U., 1882, Master of Arts, 1883, C.E., 1883, Bachelor of Laws, 1887.

    Career

    • President Central Indiana Normal school and Business College, 1883-1885 inclusive. Surveyor of Porter Company, Indiana, 1886-1887. Practiced law at Hammond, Indiana, 25 years.

      Member Indiana House of Representatives, 1899-1900. Mayor of Hammond, 1902. Bought the land for City of Gary, Indiana, and planned the city for United States Steel Company, 1906.

      Started the movement to save the Indiana dunes for a nat. park. Organized National Dunes Park Association (1st president). First president Florida Division Izaak Walton League.

    Membership

    Member Indiana House of Representatives, 1899-1900. Mason. Recognized as an authority on early history of Indiana, and on Pottawottamie Indians. Now building new town of Yankeetown, Florida, mayor same.

    President Florida Inland and Coastal Waterways Association Now planning the ideal city of Yankeetown at the gulf terminus of the Cross-Florida Ship Canal.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Hennessy, 1883. Children: Mistress.
    • father: Frank D. Knotts
    • mother: Margaret (Bell) Knotts
    • spouse: Mary Hennessy
    • child: Mrs Knotts
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    Born January 30, 1856
    Died October 3, 1937
    (aged 81)
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