logo logo

Douglas Maitland Knight

Douglas KNIGHT, American educational and corporate administrator. National Commission, on Higher Education Issues 1981-1984.

Background

  • Knight, Douglas Maitland was born on June 8, 1921 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Claude Rupert and Fanny Sarah Douglas (Brown) Knight.

  • Education

    • AB, Yale University, 1942. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1946.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ripon College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Knox College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Davidson College, 1963.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University North Carolina, 1965. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Center College, 1973. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ohio Wesleyan University, 1971.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lawrence University, 1964. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Carleton College, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Emory University, 1968.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Norbert College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wake Forest College, 1964.

    Career

    • Instructor English, Yale University, 1946-1947, assistant professor, 1947-1953. Visiting assistant professor English, University California, Berkeley, summer 1949. Morse research fellow, 1951-1952.

      President Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1953-1963, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1963-1969, president emeritus North Carolina, 1992—2005. Vice president division educational development Radio Corporation of America, New York City, 1969-1971, vice president division education services, 1971-1972, staff vice president education and community relations, 1972-1973, consultant, 1973-1975. President Radio Corporation of America Iran, 1971-1972, director, 1971-1973.

      President Social Economic and Educational Development, Inc., 1973-1976, Questar Corporation, 1976-1999, chairman, 1999—2001, senior consultant Research and Development, 2001—2005. Curator Knight-Braymer Library., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2004—2005. Associate fellow Saybrook College, Yale University, 1954-2005.

      United States delegate Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Conference Asian University President, Pakistan, 1961. Member national commission United Nations Educational, 1965-1967. Chairman National Advisory Commission Libraries, 1966-1968.

      Advisor Imperial Organization for Social Service, Government of Iran. Member National Commission Science and Engineering Manpower, 1959-1961.

    Works

    Membership

    Trustee Edward W. Hazen Foundation, 1951-1963. Corporation member Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965-1970. Board directors, chairman Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1957-1993, emeritus, 1993-2005.

    Board directors CEEB, 1955-1959, Catalyst, 1961-1973, United Negro College Fund, 1967-1972, Near East Foundation, 1975-1984, International Schools Services, 1976-1982, Solebury School, 1975-1983. Program chairman Salzburg Seminar, 1971, member advisory council, 1997. Founding trustee Questar Library.

    Science and Art, 1982-2004, president, 1996-1999, 2002-2005. President Delaware River Mill Society, 1992-1997, emeritus, 1997-2005. Member American Association Advancement of Humanities (board directors 1979-1983), Grolier Club, Century Association (New York City), Cosmos Club (Washington), Elizabethan Club, Berzelius (New Haven), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Farming, sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Wallace Nichols, October 31, 1942. Children: Christopher, Douglas Maitland, Thomas, Stephen.
    • father: Claude Rupert Knight
    • mother: Fanny Sarah Douglas (Brown) Knight
    • spouse: Grace Wallace Nichols
    • children: Christopher Knight
    • Douglas Maitland Knight
    • Thomas Knight
    • Stephen Knight
    See on larger map
    Died January 23, 2005
    (aged 83)
    Nationality
    • 1942
      Yale University
    • 1944
      Yale University
    • 1946
      Yale University
    • 1963
      Davidson College
    • 1965
      University North Carolina
    • 1973
      Center College
    • 1971
      Ohio Wesleyan University
    • 1964
      Lawrence University
    • 1966
      Carleton College
    • 1968
      Emory University
    • 1964
      Wake Forest College
    • 1946 - 1947
      Instructor, English
    • 1951 - 1952
      Morse research fellow
    • 1953 - 1963
      president, Lawrence University
      Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1963 - 1969
      president, Lawrence University
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1969 - 1971
      vice president, division educational development Radio Corporation of America
    • 1973 - 1976
      president, Social Economic and Educational Development
    • 1976 - 1999
      president, Social Economic and Educational Development
    • 2004 - 2005
      curator Knight-Braymer Library
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • show more ...

    Contributor  

    Olga Borisik

    last changed 17/06/2017 view changes
    • First Name
    • Other Names
    • Spelling variants for First Name
    • Spelling variants for Last/Family/Name
    • Album
      • Photo
        • Description
      • Photo
        • Description
    • College/University
      • Yale University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Yale University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Yale University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Ripon College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Knox College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Davidson College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • University North Carolina
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Center College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Ohio Wesleyan University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Lawrence University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Carleton College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Emory University
        • present
        • Main photo
      • St. Norbert College
        • present
        • Main photo
      • Wake Forest College
        • present
        • Main photo
    • Career
      • Lawrence University
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • curator Knight-Braymer Library
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • professor English
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Lawrence University
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • English
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • professor
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • emeritus North Carolina
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • division educational development Radio Corporation of America
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • division education services
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • education and community relations
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • division educational development Radio Corporation of America
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Radio Corporation of America Iran
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Radio Corporation of America Iran
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Social Economic and Educational Development
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Social Economic and Educational Development
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • Social Economic and Educational Development
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
      • consultant Research and Development
        • Description
        • Address
        • mainPhoto
    • Address
    • Works
      • Author: Pope and the Heroic Tradition, 1951, (poetry) The Dark Gate, 1971, Journeys in Time, 1993, Close Encounters, 2003. Editor, contributor: The Federal Government and Higher Education, 1960, Iliad and Odyssey, Twickenham edition, 1967, Medical Ventures and the University, 1967, Libraries at Large, Tradition, Innovation and the National Interest, 1970, Street of Dreams: The Nature and Legacy of the 1960's, 1989, Education and the Civil Order: A Memoir of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1996, The Dancer and the Dance, One Man's Chronicle 1938-2001, 2003. Co-inventor the Questar long-distance microscope, 1981. Co-patentee the Questar stereo microscope, 2001.
      • book: Pope and the Heroic Tradition: A Critical Study of his Iliad
        • Works description
        • mainPhoto
      • book: Pope & the Heroic Tradition a Critical S
        • Works description
        • mainPhoto
      • book: Libraries at large: tradition, innovation, and the national interest; the resource book based on the materials of the National Advisory Commission on Libraries
        • mainPhoto
      • book: The Dark Gate
        • Works description
        • mainPhoto
      • book: Dark Gate Inscribed
        • mainPhoto
      • Author: Pope and the Heroic Tradition, 1951, (poetry) The Dark Gate, 1971, Journeys in Time, 1993, Close Encounters, 2003. Editor, contributor: The Federal Government and Higher Education, 1960, Iliad and Odyssey, Twickenham edition, 1967, Medical Ventures and the University, 1967, Libraries at Large, Tradition, Innovation and the National Interest, 1970, Street of Dreams: The Nature and Legacy of the 1960's, 1989, Education and the Civil Order: A Memoir of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1996, The Dancer and the Dance, One Man's Chronicle 1938-2001, 2003. Co-inventor the Questar long-distance microscope, 1981.Co-patentee the Questar stereo microscope, 2001.
    • Relatives
      • Christopher Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Douglas Maitland Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Thomas Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Stephen Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Fanny Sarah Douglas (Brown) Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Grace Wallace Nichols
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Claude Rupert Knight
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
    • Religious beliefs
    • Views and World outlook
    • Quotations
    • Party affiliation description
    • Favorite Sports & Clubs
    • Favorite Athletes
    • Ethnicity details
    • College/University Description
    • Favorite Political Figures
    • Favorite Philosophers & Thinkers
    • Favorite Music & Bands
    • Favorite writers
    • Favorite Artists
    • Personality
    • Quotes from others about the person
    • Physical Characteristics
    Go
    up
    Edit Profile