Judge Robert Carr Knox
was born on 19 April 1892 at Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas
. He was the son of James Calvin Knox
and Effie Carr
. Judge Robert Carr Knox married Georgia Boughton
. Judge Robert Carr Knox was Article from an undated newspaper:
"Robert Knox Named To High Court
Robert C. Knox of El Dorado, former chairman of the Democratic State Committee and state senator from Pulaski county, was appointed associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court by Governor Adkins yesterday to succeed the late Ben E. Carter of Texarkana.
Mr. Knox will serve until January 1, 1943, when an associate justice elected at the 1944 general elected will take over to complete the last six years of Judge Carter's eight-year term. Mr. Knox will be ineligible to campaign for the seat because of a state constitutional amendment barring appointees from succeeding themselves by election.
The new justice, a lawyer of 30 years experience, formerly lived in Little Rock and served in the 1923 legislature as a Pulaski county senator. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and Harvard Law School. He resigned as Democratic Committee chairman in January, 1942, aftering serving two years.
'Splendid Qualifications' City by Governor.
'Mr. Knox has made a special study of oil laws and is probably one of the best informed men in oil litigation in the state,' Governor Adkins said. 'I consider him a man of splendid judical qualifications.' "
From an article:
"New Judge Has Held Many And Varied Offices
El Dorado, April 20 - El Dorado rejoiced tonight at the appointment of Robert C. Knox to the Supreme Court bench. He hong has been considered here as having one of the keenest minds in Arkansas. He was born at Monticello, Drew county, and if the appointment had come yesterday, it would have been a shining present for his 51st birthday. He was born April 19, 1892. He was appointed Drew county judge by the then Governor Charles H. Brough in April, 1917. He was appointed assistant attorney general by the late John D. Arbuckle then attorney general in April, 1919. He was appointed general attorney for the Arkansas Corporation Commission in April, 1920.
Mr. Knox was educated in the schools of Monticello and was graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1912. After attending Harvard Law School, he began the practice of law at Monticello in 1914 with his father, the late James C. Knox. This partnership continued until the father's death in 1917.
Mr. Knox was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court in 1914. He was mayor of Monticello in 1916 at the age of 24.
As assistant attorney general, he appeared before the Supreme Court in many important cases, including the Elaine race riot suits.
Former State Senator
In 1921, he began private practice of law in Little Rock, and in 1922 was elected senator from the district comprising Pulaski and Perry counties.
In May, 1923, he came to El Dorado and formed a partnership with the late Smead Powell and Hamp Smead. Several years before 1941 he practiced law here alone. Then he went into partnership with Ed Keith of Magnolia and J.A. O'Connor, Jr. of El Dorado. The firm, maintained offices in El Dorado and Magnolia until May, 1942, when Mr. Keith went to the army and Mr. O'Connor to the navy. Since then Mr. Knox has carried on alone.
He has appeared in important litigation in state and federal courts. In the case of Phillips Petroleum Company vs. Jenkins, before the Supreme Court of the United States, he successfully defended the constitutionality of the Arkansas statute abolishing servant rule.
The new justice was elected chairman of the Democratic State Committee in 1940 and resigned in January, 1941.
He is a member of the First Methodist church. He makes his home here with his mother and sister, Miss Effie Knox."
He was buried in 1947 at Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas
. He died in 1947.