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Death of Philander Knox

Date: 21 October 1921

Death of Senator Knox.
We hear with regret of the sudden death of Senator Knox last Wednesday. The Senator was undoubtedly one of the ablest of American lawyers, and the most practical of administrators, with a great wealth of political experience behind him. Friends of the League of Nations know to their cost how great was the influence he wielded in the Senate and indeed upon his party in general. But that same influence would have served his country in good stead during the forthcoming Washington Conference, and would have certainly strengthened the hands of the President to the advantage of the Conference as a whole.


The Forgotten Statesman: Philander Knox and the Politics of the Early 1900s by Mike Bertram, TEHS Quarterly, vol. 47 #1 (March 2010)