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William David Knox

William David Knox, American publishing company executive.


  • Knox, William David was born on June 9, 1920 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States. Son of Victor A. and Bertha V. (Byers) Knox.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1941. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1944. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Wisconsin, 1973.


    • Youth editor Hoard's Dairyman magazine, W.D. Hoard & Sons Company, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 1941-1942, associate editor, 1946-1949, editor, from 1949, president, treasurer, general manager, from 1972. President National Brucellosis Committee, 1955-1966, chairman Wisconsin committee, 1951-1960. Member national agricultural advisory committee, 1961-1962, national advisory committee on trade negotiations, 1976-1982.

      Board directors First American Bank and Trust, Distric.I. Marketing, Inc.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President Fort Atkinson Board Education, 1948-1959. Board visitors University Wisconsin, 1979-1984. Trustee University Research Park, Inc., 1984-1993.

    Board directors Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, 1976-1998. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Dairy Science Association.

    Member Agricultural Publications Association (president 1979-1981), American Newspaper Publications Association, American Veterinary Medical Association (honorary), American Jersey Cattle Club (honorary), American Agricultural Economics Association, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (honorary), Rotary (International Service citation 1956), Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta (Centennial Honor Roll award 1997).


    • Married Jane Edith Shaw, June 15, 1941. Children: Georgia Knox Mode, William David II, Randall S., Brian V.
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    Died August 5, 2005
    (aged 85)
    • 1941
      Michigan State University
    • 1944
      Harvard University
    • 1973
      University Wisconsin
    • 1941 - 1942
      Youth editor Hoard's Dairyman magazine
      Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1946 - 1949
      Youth editor Hoard's Dairyman magazine