Knight, Franklin Lafayette, Dd
Knight, Franklin Lafayette, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born in Maine, in August 1824. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846; after teaching for several years, was elected professor of Greek and Latin in a Southern university; in 1853 was ordained, and, for some time, exercised his ministry in the state of Maryland; in 1859 he was invited to be chaplain to the bishop of New Jersey. For a few years he was principal of the Diocesan Training and Theological School, in Tennessee. Resigning this position, he removed to Washington, D.C., where, during the remainder of his life, he was assistant minister in the Church of the Epiphany, and also in St. John's. He died there in April 1876. Dr. Knight was a classical teacher of repute, of blameless life, retiring in disposition, highly esteemed and respected. See History of Bowdoin College, page 622. (J.C.S.)