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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. 
  • LEGISLATION: As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Environmental Quality, Knox was an author of AB 2045 (Chapt. 1433, Stats of 1970) which became the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA).
  • 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)