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  Knowland, Joseph R.
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NameJoseph R. Knowland
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, California , United States
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Born August 05, 1873
Died February 01, 1966 (92 years)
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Jun 20, 2008 01:54am
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InfoKNOWLAND, Joseph Russell, (father of William Fife Knowland), a Representative from California; born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., August 5, 1873; attended public and private schools and the University of the Pacific (later College of the Pacific), Stockton, Calif.; engaged in the wholesale lumber and shipping business; director of the American Trust Co.; member of the State assembly 1898-1902; served in the State senate from 1902 until 1904, when he resigned, having been elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Victor H. Metcalf; reelected to the Fifty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 8, 1904, to March 3, 1915; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1914; president and publisher of the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune; chairman of the California State Park Commission 1936-1960; chairman of California Centennial Commission in 1950; was a resident of Piedmont, Calif., at the time of his death there on February 1, 1966; remains cremated at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.


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Son William F. Knowland 1908-1974
Grandson Joseph W. Knowland 1930-

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  11/03/1914 CA US Senate Lost 28.69% (-2.90%)
  11/05/1912 CA District 6 Won 53.70% (+13.70%)
  11/08/1910 CA District 03 Won 81.94% (+66.04%)
  11/03/1908 CA District 03 Won 64.13% (+41.36%)
  11/06/1906 CA District 03 Won 60.02% (+38.49%)
  11/08/1904 CA District 03 Won 77.52% (+55.04%)
  11/08/1904 CA District 03 Won 68.56% (+48.50%)
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