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John T. Knox


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-11 37146 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-11 41226 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-11 51215 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-11 59341 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-11 49680 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-11 54089 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-11 58444 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-11 71702 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-11 63942 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-11 73942 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-11 52821 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Theryll Knox
Born: September 30, 1924 in Reno, Nevada
Married: Jean Henderson
Children: John, Charlotte Marie, and Mary Lucretia
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: April 3, 2017 in Richmond, CA

197?-2017: Trustees Emeriti, Occidental College Board of Trustees
1976-1980: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly

  • It is unknown if Knox was related to the John T. Knox who served as Sergeant-at-Arms of the California State Senate in 1855.
  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Knox authored AB 1424 (1969), which established the California Financial Code.
  • LEGISLATION: Author, The Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act (1968). This law permits certain licensed, professional activities to be conducted in the corporate form that at one time were not so permitted--including the practice of dentistry, law, medicine, and accountancy.
  • LEGISLATION: Author, Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act (1975), which provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care.
  • LEGISLATION: Author, Knox-Nisbet Act (1963), which first established local agency formation commissions (LAFCOs) in California. 
  • PLACENAME: Interstate 580 from Interstate 80 to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge through Richmond is named the "John T. Knox Freeway". Named in 1980. - Source:

Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1963), (1971)
Source: "John T. Knox, longtime Contra Costa Assemblyman, dies" by Sam Richards, East Bay Times (4/5/2017)