Biography of James L. Knox
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES L. KNOX, district attorney, Coudersport, is one of the wide awake young attorneys of the county, having since his admission to the bar, some fifteen years ago, proven himself in many ways well worthy of the popularity he enjoys among the legal fraternity and the public at large. He is a son of F. W. Knox, and was born in Coudersport, Potter Co., Penn., at the public schools of which place he received his early education, completing same at Freeland University (now Ursinus College), at Collegeville, Montgomery Co., Penn., from which he graduated. In June, 1869, he returned to Coudersport, and then removed to Kansas. After a sojourn of two years, he came once more to his old home, where he studied law in his father's office. In 1874 he was admitted to the bar, and has since been engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in Coudersport. He was elected district attorney in 1877, has occupied various official positions in the borough. and has been a member of its council; he is secretary of the Citizens' Water Company, and a director of the Coudersport & Port Allegany Railroad. Mr. Knox married Fannie, daughter of A. A. Hodskin, formerly of Lisle, Broome Co., N. Y., and to this union has been born one child, Rathbone A. Mr. Knox is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M., Coudersport Chapter, No. 263, and Trinity Commander, No. 58.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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