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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Chandler S. Knight

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 31-32 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Chandler S. Knight, who proved his patriotism and devotion to country by gallant service in the World war, is now engaged in the practice of law in Amsterdam, and although young in years, his ability and industry have already won for him a secure place in his profession. He was born July 6, 1894, in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a son of Webster S. and Anna L. Knight, who left that city in 1894, soon after his birth, establishing their home in Schenectady, where they have since resided. There he attended the elementary and high schools, continuing his studies, in Union College, and afterward matriculated in the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated in 1920 with the degree of LL. B. He was admitted to the bar in January, 1921, and after receiving his degree was connected for a short time with the law firm of Borst & Smith of Schenectady. Mr. Knight came to Amsterdam in 1921 and has since been associated with Judge Charles E. Hardies. He is thoroughly familiar with the fundamental principles of the law and correctly applies his knowledge to the points in litigation. He carefully prepares his cases and in trial is ready and resourceful.

In March, 1917, Mr. Knight enlisted in the New York National Guard, joining Company F, Second New York Infantry, and in May of that year was sent to the Officers Training Camp at Madison Barracks, New York. He was commissioned a first lieutenant on August 15, 1917, and was then assigned to the Machine Gun Company of the Three Hundred and Tenth Infantry at Camp Dix, New York. He went overseas in May, 1918, with the Seventy-eighth Division, and was severely wounded on November 1, in the battle of the Argonne forest, being shot in his right shoulder. He was treated in the American Red Cross Hospital No. 3, in Paris, France, and after being sent back to the United States, in hospitals of Baltimore, Maryland, and Rahway, New Jersey. He displayed high courage in the face of danger, never faltering in the discharge of his duties, and received his honorable discharge on October 4, 1919.

On the 10th of August, 1922, Mr. Knight was married to Miss Bertha Bland, a daughter of David W. and Alice Bland of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Knight have one child: Phyllis Ann Knight, born February 13, 1924. Mr. Knight has attained the Knights Templar degree in Masonry and is one of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He belongs to the Antlers Country Club of Amsterdam and to Schenectady Post of the American Legion, and is a member of the Theta Chapter of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He votes for the men and measures of the republican party and his professional connections are with the Amsterdam City and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Mr. Knight possesses a studious nature, keen perceptive powers, and an analytical mind, and is rapidly coming to the front in his chosen line of work, while his high character and stability of purpose have won for him the respect and admiration of his fellow citizens.

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