Senate 1963-66 (District 31); Senate 1967-70 (District 33)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Vice President, S.T. McKnight Company
Blake High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; Graduate
St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire; Secondary;
Yale University; B.A.; History, 1936
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Historical Society (Trustee);
19?? to 19??
Hennepin County, Minnesota (Park Board Member);
19?? to 19??
United States Navy (World War II, Pacific Theatre, Rocket Ship Lieutenant Commander, Bronze Star Recipient);
1941 to 1945
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States National Agricultural Advisory Commission (Appointed by President Eisenhower);
1952 to 1960
1st Wife; Grace Carter Lindley (remarried, separated before his death)
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
"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.