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Rev. Arthur P. Knight

Former Alaskan mayor and minister Rev. Arthur P. Knight died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in California. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Alhambra, Calif.

Knight was born March 24, 1928, in Illinois. The son of an Alaskan missionary, Knight graduated from high school in Alaska. He served as mayor of Cordova for six years and was president of the Alaska Municipal League for one year.

Knight received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Puget Sound and graduated from the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio in 1976. He served United Methodist Churches in Kenai and Douglas, and in Idaho and Ohio. He was honored by the Alaska State Senate as an ``Outstanding Senate Chaplain.''

Knight was affiliated with Standard Oil Co. of California for 21 years and was listed in ``Who's Who in the West in Commerce and Industry.''

Knight is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rev. Lu-Dean Knight, son George Knight, and daughter Rev. Susan Knight, all of California; his mother, Gertrude Knight, of Washington; his foster daughter, Ruby Haywood, of Seattle, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a gift to a mission project of the church of the donor's choice.

Source: Juneau Empire, 12 May 1998



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