U.S. Legislative Branch -McKnight, Robert - U.S. Congressman, PA

Robert McKnight:
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Born: January 20, 1820
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Birthplace: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Father: William McKnight 1782 – 1848
Mother: Catherine McClurg 1791 – 1850
Wife: Elizabeth O’Hara Denny 1824 – 1896
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Children:
Harmar Denny McKnight 1848 – 1900
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Woodruff McKnight 1850 – 1898
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Kate Cassatt McKnight 1852 – 1907
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Bessie D. McKnight Gregg 1854 – 1918
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Robert McKnight 1861 – 1889
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Philip Sidney McKnight 1863 – 1865
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Alice M. McKnight 1866 – 1884
(Buried: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)


Political Party: Republican Party

Education:

1839: Graduated from Princeton College

Occupation before War:
1842 – 1859: Attorney in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1846 – 1847: Solicitor for Bank of Pittsburgh
1847 – 1849: Member of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania City Council
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1859 – 1861: Member of House Elections Committee

Civil War Career:

1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1859 – 1861: Member of House Elections Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Buildings and Grounds Committee

Occupation after War:
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1863 – 1885: Attorney in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


Died:
October 25, 1885
Place of Death: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Age at time of Death: 65 years old
Burial Place: Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
 

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His son Harmar founded a baseball club in the new American Association under the name The Pittsburg Allegahenys. This team would eventually become the Pittsburg Pirates.
 
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