Charles Landon Knight

Charles Landon Knight ( * June 18, 1867 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, † September 26, 1933 in Akron, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Knight first attended public schools and then to 1889 Vanderbilt University in Nashville ( Tennessee). After studying law at Columbia University in New York City and his 1892 was admitted to the bar he began in Bluefield (West Virginia) to work in this profession. Previously, he had temporarily studying in Europe in the early 1890s. Since 1896 he has also worked in the newspaper business. From 1896 to 1900 he worked for the Philadelphia Times; 1900 to 1933 he was editor and publisher of the Beacon Journal in Akron. He was also active in animal husbandry. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the years 1916 and 1924, he participated as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1920, Knight was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Martin Davey on March 4, 1921. Until March 3, 1923, he was able to complete a term in Congress. In 1922, Knight competed unsuccessfully for the nomination of his party for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ohio. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked in the newspaper industry. He died on September 26, 1933 in Akron, where he was also buried. With his wife, Clara Irene Shively he had two sons who succeed in the world of media and were also the media company Knight Ridder founded.