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  Knight, Goodwin J.
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameGoodwin J. Knight
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, California , United States
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Born December 09, 1896
DiedMay 22, 1970 (73 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedCraverguy
Dec 09, 2011 06:25pm
Tags Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -
Info Goodwin Knight was born in Provo, Utah in 1896. When he was just a boy, his family came to California, settling in Los Angeles, where he attended the local schools. As a young man, Knight combined stints as a newspaper reporter, grocery clerk, and hardrock miner with service in the Navy and studies at both Stanford and Cornell Universities prior to entering his chosen field of law. In due time, Knight was appointed Judge of the Superior Court, a position he held for many years. He served as Lt. Governor under Earl Warren, succeeding to the office of Governor in 1953. During his term, Knight made major achievements in the area of water conservation and development, including the beginning of the Feather River Project. He also improved the prisons and created the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Knight died in 1970.


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Governor Goodwin Knight Inaugural Address January 3, 1955  Discuss
Governor Goodwin Knight Inaugural Address October 5, 1953  Discuss
RACES
  11/04/1958 CA US Senate Lost 42.93% (-14.09%)
  06/03/1958 CA US Senate - D Primary Lost 17.51% (-53.34%)
  06/03/1958 CA US Senate - R Primary Won 49.15% (+14.46%)
  11/02/1954 CA Governor Won 56.83% (+13.67%)
  06/08/1954 CA Governor - R Primary Won 89.61% (+81.17%)
  06/08/1954 CA Governor - D Primary Lost 42.26% (-8.36%)
  10/05/1953 CA Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 CA Lt. Governor Won 99.98% (+99.96%)
  11/05/1946 CA Lt. Governor Won 56.39% (+12.78%)
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