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McKnight, Sr., Henry Turney


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Map of Wayzata
Wayzata, MN

Senate 1963-66 (District 31); Senate 1967-70 (District 33)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/2/1913 Date of Death: 12/30/1972
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Birth County: Hennepin Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Episcopalian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Wayzata

Occupation (when first elected):  Vice President, S.T. McKnight Company

EDUCATION

Blake High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; Graduate
St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire; Secondary;
Yale University; B.A.; History, 1936

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Historical Society (Trustee) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??
County Board/CommissionerHennepin County, Minnesota (Park Board Member) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/19??
MilitaryUnited States Navy (World War II, Pacific Theatre, Rocket Ship Lieutenant Commander, Bronze Star Recipient) ??/??/1941 to ??/??/1945
U.S. Executive BranchUnited States National Agricultural Advisory Commission (Appointed by President Eisenhower)Appointed??/??/1952 to ??/??/1960

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: 1st Wife; Grace Carter Lindley (remarried, separated before his death)
Children: Five children: Henry "H." Turney Jr., and Sumner T. II (sons), and Christina A. (daughter); Clarkson (stepson) and Kristine (stepdaughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Sumner T. McKnight  - Father

GENERAL NOTES

"State Sen. Henry T. McKnight, Woodland Conservative..." ("McKnight to Step Down as Legislator." Minneapolis Star, December 4, 1969)

He was a Regent at Augsburg College.

The Henry T. McKnight Tower in Minneapolis, Minnesota was named after him.

He underwent surgery for a brain tumor in November 1972.

He died at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark (Episcopal) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He was a member of St. Martin's by the Lake Episcopal Church.

Religion provided by the Minneapolis Tribune, January 5, 1973.

He was the developer of the new town of Jonathan and of the Cedar-Riverside area of Minneapolis.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 66th (1969-1970) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/8/1966 Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
District: 33 Residence: Wayzata
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: President, Jonathan Development Corp.
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "State Sen. Henry T. McKnight, Woodland Conservative…" ("McKnight to Step Down as Legislator." Minneapolis Star, December 4, 1969)
Committees:
Agriculture
Commerce
Finance
Local Government
Public Domain
Public Highways

Legislative Session: 65th (1967-1968)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/8/1966 Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
District: 33 Residence: Wayzata
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "State Sen. Henry T. McKnight, Woodland Conservative…" ("McKnight to Step Down as Legislator." Minneapolis Star, December 4, 1969)
Committees:
Agriculture
Commerce
Finance
Local Government
Public Domain
Public Highways

Legislative Session: 64th (1965-1966) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1962 Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
District: 31 Residence: Wayzata
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Cities of the First Class
Commerce
Game and Fish
Labor
Public Domain

Legislative Session: 63rd (1963-1964)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1962 Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
District: 31 Residence: Wayzata
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Vice President, S.T. McKnight Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Cities of the First Class
Commerce
Game and Fish
Labor
Public Domain

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