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Construction company executive

Frank Gillespie McKnight, American construction company executive.

Background

McKnight, Frank Gillespie was born on June 28, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Arthur Lanier and Frances (Gillespie) McKnight.

Education

Student, New Mexico Military Institute, 1939-1941;Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1942.

Career

Salesman, Anderson, Clayton & Company, Houston, 1947-1951;sales manager, Anderson, Clayton & Company, Abilene, Texas, 1951-1956;district manager, Anderson, Clayton & Company, El Paso, Texas, 1956-1969;assistant general sales manager, USDA, Washington, 1969-1974;secretary commodity creditcorp., USDA, Washington, 1974-1977;president, Galeria Colonia, Inc., El Paso, 1978-1985;president, Howell Homes, Inc., El Paso, since 1985.

Membership

President El Paso General Assistance Agency, 1962-1965. Vice chairman El Paso Museum Art, 1968-1969. Board directors El Paso History Association, 1980-1984.

Major cavalry United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member El Paso Builders Association, Texas Builders Association, Western Cotton Shippers Association (president Fresno, California chapter 1967-1968), El Paso Tennis Club (president 19964-65).

Connections

Married Sara Stevens, December 26, 1946. Children: Nancy Charlton McKnight Howell, Steven Lanier, Elizabeth McKnight Manning.

father:
Arthur Lanier McKnight

mother:
Frances (Gillespie) McKnight

spouse:
Sara Stevens

child:
Nancy Charlton McKnight Howell McKnight

child:
Steven Lanier McKnight

child:
Elizabeth McKnight Manning McKnight