05/03/1892 - 08/19/1970

KNECHT, William K., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pa., May 3, 1892; graduated, Tower City High School; graduated, Keystone State Normal School (now Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), 1912; school principal (1912-1922); publisher, West Schuylkill Herald (1922-1955); director, Tower City School District (35 years); member, Schuylkill County School Board; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1955 term and served 3 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1962); died,August 19, 1970 in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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