Charles Landon Knight Edit Profile
Born near Milledgeville, Georgia, "C.L." graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1889 and from Columbia University Law School in 1890.
He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice at Bluefield, West Virginia. joined the Philadelphia Times in 1896 and remained until 1900. In 1903, purchased the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio. According to his obituary in the New York Times, "Mr. was well known for his opposition to the Taft nomination in 1912, the election of Woodrow Wilson, America's entry into the World War, the country's proposed membership in the League of Nations and prohibition." He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Ohio in 1916 and 1924.
He was the Representative from Ohio 14th District, from 1921 to 1923. In 1922, ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Ohio. died in 1933 and is buried in Akron, Ohio. The fund existed until December 1950 when its assets of $9,047 were transferred to the newly created Foundation.
John S. and James L. Foundation, "dedicated to promotion of journalistic causes". married Clara Irene Shively of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1893. They had two sons, John Shively and James Landon.
Member Republican State Central Committee, many times. Member 67th Congress (1921-1923), 14th Ohio District. Member National Advisory Committee Republican Party, 1924.
Commissioner of Ohio for Philadelphia Sesquicentennial, 1926.
Married Clara I. Shively, November 22, 1893. Children: John Shively, James Landon.