01/22/1809 - 10/05/1859

KNIGHT, Robert B., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, January 22, 1809 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attorney-at-law; attorney and solicitor, board of commissioners, Northern Liberties Township (now Philadelphia), Philadelphia County (1840-1854); elected, commissioner, Northern Liberties Township (1843-1844); trustee, Northern Liberties Gas company (1844-1846); solicitor, Bridesburg (now Philadelphia) (1851-1852); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1853, 1854, and 1857 terms; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1855); died, October 5, 1859 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Byberry Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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