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William F. Knowland

AKA William Fife Knowland

Born: 26-Jun-1908
Birthplace: Alameda, CA
Died: 23-Feb-1974
Location of death: Guerneville, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Publisher
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator, committed suicide

Military service: US Army

Father: Joseph Russell Knowland
Mother: Elinor J. Fife ("Ellie")
Wife: Helen Davis Herrick (m. 31-Dec-1926, div. 1972)
Daughter: Emelyn
Son: Joseph William
Daughter: Estelle
Wife: Ann Dixon (m. 29-Apr-1972, div.)

    University: University of California at Berkeley (1929)

    The Oakland Tribune Editor and Publisher (1965-74)
    US Senate Minority Leader (1955-59)
    US Senate Majority Leader (1953-55)
    US Senator, California (1945-59)
    Republican National Committee (1938-42)
    California State Senate (1935-39)
    California State Assembly (1933-35)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Native Sons of the Golden West
    Freemasonry
    Shriners
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 23-Feb-1974


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