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Peyton McKnight Peyton McKnight
Full Name: Charles Peyton McKnight, Jr.
Date of birth: December 10, 1924
Date of death: December 22, 1995

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   66th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Collin, Gregg, Hunt, Rains, Rockwall, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 2 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 9, 1979 65th (1)   64th (2) (3)   Democrat Flint / Smith Senate President Pro Tempore (65th)   Collin, Gregg, Hunt, Rains, Rockwall, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 2 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd (4) (5)   Democrat Flint / Smith   Collin, Gregg, Hunt, Rains, Rockwall, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
H 34 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
(1) 65th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 1st C.S., elected 7/11/1977; Ad Interim Principalis, 1st C.S., elected 7/21/1977. Senate Journal.
(2) 63rd, 64th, and 65th Legislatures - Roster at beginning of session lists Tyler. Senate Journal.
(3) Residence address in Flint, Texas. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
(4) Residence address in Flint, Texas. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
(5) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 236 and SR 890. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., SR 852. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, R.S., HCR 153. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature, 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Forces, World War II. "Raised in the small East Texas towns of Alba and Quitman, McKnight flew fifty-five combat missions over Europe in World War II on B-17s, while serving with the Fifteenth Air Force Command. His 17th Bomber Group awarded him the French Croix de Guerre. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European Theater Ribbon with Seven Battle Stars." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named 'Dishonorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Peyton McKnight, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • McKnight, Charles Peyton. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Congressional and Legislative Redistricting, Oversight  
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Congressional Panel (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Chair) 
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Economic Development  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (Chair) 
    Replacement of Ad Valorem Taxes (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Chair) 
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Small Business, Interim  
    State Affairs  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Agriculture  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
     

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