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Manufacturing executive

William Windus Knight, American manufacturing executive. Delaware to Republican National Convention, 1920. Member Toledo Club, Union Club (Cleveland), Yale Club (New York City).

Background

Knight, William Windus was born on February 10, 1878 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Milton and Marina (Windus) Knight.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Uale University, 1899. Doctor of Laws, University Toledo, 1938.

Career

Clerk, Reynolds Brothers, grain merchants,, Toledo, 1899;secretary, The Bostwick-Braun Co, wholesale hardware, Toledo, 1904-1908;vice president, The Bostwick-Braun Co, wholesale hardware, Toledo, from 1908;Chairman of the Board, The Bostwick-Braun Co, wholesale hardware, Toledo, from 1940. Treasurer The W. Biongham Company, wholesale hardware, Cleveland, from 1911. Formerly director Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Director Toledo Scale Company from 1925, Libbey-Owens Ford Company and Owens-Illinois Glass Company (Toledo) from 1932. Director Wyandotte Chemicals Company from 1941, Hettrick Manufacturing Company from 1942, Toledo Trust Company, 1939, Chairman of the Board 1940. President of the board of trustees Toledo Hospital from 1924.

Pres Toledo Metropolitan Pk. Board from 1930.

Membership

Delaware to Republican National Convention, 1920. Member Toledo Club, Union Club (Cleveland), Yale Club (New York City).

Connections

Married Edna Ford, February 10, 1904. Children: William Windus, Milton, Edward Ford, Samuel Bradford, Elizabeth Ross.

father:
Milton Knight

mother:
Marina (Windus) Knight

spouse:
Edna Ford

child:
William Windus Knight

child:
Milton Knight

child:
Edward Ford Knight

child:
Samuel Bradford Knight

child:
Elizabeth Ross Knight