JOSEPH RUSSELL KNOWLAND
Joseph Russell Knowland, president and publisher of Oakland (California) Tribune, was born August 5, 1873, in Alameda, California; the son of Joseph and Hannah (Bailey) Knowland.
His education was received in both public and private schools and at the University of the Pacific.
Mr. Knowland was a member of the California Assembly from 1898 to 1902, and the Senate from 1902 to 1904. Elected to the 58th Congress in 1904 to fill the unexpired term, 1904-05, of Victor H. Metcalf. Resigned. He was re-elected to the 59th to 63rd Congresses, 1905-15, from 6th California District; Republican Nominee for United Stated Senator in 1914.
Mr. Knowland is now president and publisher of the Oakland (California) Tribune; member of executive committee of American Trust Company; director of Kennedy Mining & Milling Company; and president of Franklin Investment Company.
Director of California State Chamber of Commerce; director of California State Automobile Association; and chairman of California State Park Commission. Author of “California, a Landmark History.”
Home: 25 Seaview Avenue, Piedmont, California.
Offices: Thirteenth and Franklin Streets, Oakland, California.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 250, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2014 Cecelia M. Setty.