William Franklin Knox (1874-1944)
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"
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.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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