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Title: Historical review of Chicago and Cook county and selected biography. A.N. Waterman … ed. and author of Historical review
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Waterman, Arba N. (Arba Nelson), 1836-1917
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — History Chicago (Ill.) — Biography Cook County (Ill.) — History Cook County (Ill.) — Biography
Publisher: Chicago, New York, The Lewis publishing company
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of invaluable service with the municipal law department. Dur-ing this period he put through a vast amount of important business,One of the vital measures which he incorporated into the laws ofthe state was that providing for the annexation of territory adjoin-ing the city. An act looking to that end was declared unconstitu-tional by the supreme court, and Mr. Knight was then selected to pre-pare a new measure to cover the case; this he did, and it was passed CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY 799 by the legislature in 1S89. In June of tlial year, under the provisionsof this law, Hyde Park, Lake View, Jefferson, the Town of Lakeand portions of Cieero, were annexed to Chicago. In Inly, 1889, Mr. Knight resigned as assistant corporation coun-sel and engaged in the pri\ate practice of his i)rofession, under thefirm name of KniglU and Hrown. In 1893 tlie senior member wasappointed general counsel for the Lake Street h^levated RailroadCe:)mpanv, and in Ajnil, i8(;7, to a like ])osition with the Union
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CI.AKKNlK A. KNKinL. Elevated Railway Company, the Northwestern Elevated Railroad andall the surface electric lines connecting with the North and WestChicago Street railways. Perhaps his most noteworthy service inthis capacity was the litigation which he conducted over the rightto build the Loop elevated railroad on Lake and Van Buren streetsand Wabash and iMfth avenues. Tliis he handled with the decision,good judgment and jjrofessional force whicli ha\e marked his careeras a pri\ate ])ractitioner, a represer.tatixe of the ci(_\- and an advocate 8oo CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY of transportation improvements. Mr. Knight is president of theChicago and Oak Park Elevated road, which office in connection withhis legal identification with other lines mentioned, makes him oneof the strongest factors in Chicago in the management and develop-ment of the transportation systems of the municipality. In 1903the firm of Knight and Brown was discontinued, after which thesenior practiced alone until Nove
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