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John Knight

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This page is about the Illinois judge for the Third Judicial Circuit. If you are looking for the former U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York, please see John Knight (New York).
John Knight
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Third Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Active:   2000-12/2018
Past position:   Bond County State's Attorney
Past term:   1982-2010
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Greenville College
Law School:   Washington University School of Law
Military service:   U.S. Army
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Third Circuit Court
State:  Illinois
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Retention vote %:  64.4% ApprovedA

John Knight is a resident judge of the Third Circuit of Illinois. He serves in Greenville. He was elected in 2000. He was retained in 2012 for a term that expires in 2018.[1][2][3]


Knight received his B.S. degree (Business Administration) from Greenville College and his J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law.[4]


Knight, following his graduation from law school, worked part-time as an Assistant State's Attorney and maintained a private law practice. In 1982, he was appointed Bond County State's Attorney. He was re-elected to that position for consecutive terms until 2000, when he joined the Third Circuit Court.[5]

2012 election

Knight was retained on Nov. 6, 2012 with 64.4% of the vote.[3][6]

See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2012

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