- Name: Frank Knox
- Born: 01/01/1874
- Died: 04/28/1944 (70 years old)
William Franklin Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. On December 7th, 1941, Knox flanked by his assistant John O’Keefe walked into Roosevelt’s White House study at approximately 1:30 PM EST announcing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Knox was mentioned by name in Adolf Hitler’s speech of December 11, 1941, in which Hitler asked for a German declaration of war against the United States.
Birth Name: William Franklin Knox
Alias: William Franklin Knox
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.