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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
Birth

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

1917-1918

Occupation

35th Lieutenant Governor of California  (1947-1953)

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

Lawyer

Death

May 22, 1970

Inglewood, California

(73 years)



Marriages
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)



Children

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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