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Kenneth Y. Knight, Businessman, Mission President, Dies

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Kenneth Y. Knight, Businessman, Mission President, Dies
Salt Lake Tribune 6Jun99 L5
By Bob Mims: Salt Lake Tribune

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President Kenneth Young Knight of the LDS Church's Canada Vancouver Mission died on Saturday morning after battling colon cancer for six months. President Knight had been released from service as a mission president following his diagnosis last January. He was 72.

Knight was also the vice chairman of Sinclair Oil Corp. and Little America Corp. After serving in the Army during World War II, Knight had obtained an MBA from Stanford Business School in 1951. He had also worked with Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles for 12 years and with Scope Industries for five years. He worked with Sinclair Oil Corp.-Little America for 30 years until retiring in January 1998 to serve as a mission president.

In 1998, at the time of Knight's retirement, President Gordon B. Hinckley honored Knight while presenting to him the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's "Giant in Our City" award. "Using that measure, Ken stands very tall," Hinckley said. "He knows the pulse of the community. He measures well before he leaps. There is nothing impetuous about him. He is quiet and methodical. He has been a good friend to each of us," Hinckley added. "We are all indebted to him."

see also

Kenneth Y. Knight dies at 72 Deseret News 6Jun99 L5,1249,100005428,00.html?


Kenneth Young Knight Salt Lake Tribune 6Jun99 L5

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