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JOSEPH WEBB McKNIGHT

Texas & Magdalen 1947 (17 February 1925 – 30 November 2015)

JOSEPH WEBB McKNIGHT

After serving in the navy during WW2, Joseph was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1947 and graduated from Oxford with a BA in Jurisprudence, Civil Law and a Master of Arts. Joseph practised law for a short period and then joined the faculty of SMU Dedman School of Law in 1955, where he taught for the following 59 years through May 2014. He held important positions in legal and historical organisations, notably he directed the Texas Family Code project, and was a principal drafter of several important Texas laws addressing matrimonial property matters.