G Knight CA

31st Governor of California
Political Party Republican
Term October 5, 1953 - January 5, 1959  (56-62)
Lieutenant Governor Harold J. Powers
Predecessor Earl Warren
Successor Pat Brown

Full Name Goodwin Jess Knight

December 9, 1896

Provo, Utah

Father Jesse Jasper Knight  (1865-1945)
Mother Lillie Jane Milner  (1866-1942)
Sisters Dolly Knight Land  (1888-1965)
Alma Mater Stanford University  (A.B. 1919)
Military Service

United States Navy



35th Lieutenant Governor of California  (1947-1953)

Judge of the Los Angeles, California Superior Court  (1935-1944)



May 22, 1970

Inglewood, California

(73 years)

Arvilla Pearl Cooley  (1901-1952)

Married September 9, 1925

Widowed October 27, 1952

(27 years)

Virginia Piergue Carlson  (1918-2010)

Married August 2, 1954

(15 years)


Marilyn Martha Knight MacDougall

(m.1950 Allen MacDougall)

Born 1927

(88 years)

Carolyn Jane Knight Weedman

(m.1955 Charles Weedman)

Born 1933

Died 1970

(37 years)

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