Tuesday, 19 February 2019

723) Frank Knox

 William Franklin Knox (1874 – 1944). American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. Knox was mentioned by name in Adolf Hitler's speech of December 11, 1941, in which Hitler asked for a German declaration of war against the United States.

- "A colorful figure at sixty-seven, with an open, pleasant face and reddish hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Most important of these was Osborn's fellow townsman, an energetic, red-haired young man, editor of Osborn's old newspaper in the Sault, Frank Knox. https://books.google.it/books…

- "... some said he modeled himself after him, with his fierce patriotism, his strong opinions and even his ruddy complexion and bristly red hair."  https://books.google.it/books…



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