The records of the Goodwin J. Knight Administration consist of 83 cubic feet of records covering the period that Knight served
as governor (1953-1959).
Governor Goodwin Jess Knight was unique among California's chief executive when he took office in 1953. He had served in
all three branches of government, serving first as a superior court judge, and then presiding over the State Senate while
being Lieutenant Governor. Knight was born December 9, 1896, in Provo, Utah. His father Jesse Knight, a lawyer and mining
engineer, and mother Lillie Milner Knight, a concert singer and a suffragist, moved their family to Los Angeles in 1904.
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