William J. Knight

Astronaut

1929 – 2004

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Who was William J. Knight?

William J. "Pete" Knight was a U.S. politician, combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. Knight holds the world's speed record for flight in a winged, powered aircraft. As a politician, he is noted as the author of California Proposition 22, which forbade the state from performing or recognizing same-sex marriage.

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Born
Nov 18, 1929
Noblesville
Also known as
  • William Knight
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Los Angeles County
Died
May 8, 2004
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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