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William Franklin Knox (1874-1944)

Object Number: 
c. 1940
Crayon and graphite on paper
Overall: 23 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. ( 59.1 x 46.4 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label: 
Franklin Knox was born in Boston, the son of William Edwin and Sarah (Barnard) Knox. He started out as a journalist, and after World War I became general manager of all Hearst newspapers, but left that position to become publisher of the Chicago "Daily News" in 1931. A staunch Republican, Knox was his party's nominee for vice-president under Alfred Landon in 1936. He was made secretary of the navy by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group