GlennKnight was born in Hallett, Oklahoma September 23, 1928 to William (Bill) B. and Josie (Jo) J. Knight. Therethey lived until he was nine years old when they moved to Oregon, settling first at Langlois south of Bandon, then moving to Randolph on the North Bank of the Coquille River, then to Coquille.Heworked at various enterprises in Coquille after marrying Patricia L. Hurlbutt.He managed the farm on which he was raised for a time, worked in both the sawmill and plywood mill for then Coos Bay Lumber. Heleft Coquille to attend Linfield College in 1952GlennKnight moved to Dallas in 1956, immediately after graduating from Linfield College. He began teaching English in September, 1956 at Dallas High School. He was coach of the speech team and theaterdirector.Knightretired from Dallas High School in1990. During the thirty-four years teaching at Dallas High School Knight waschairman of the English Department for six years, instituting and assisting inmany innovative approaches to teaching English. Intheater, he was instrumental in creating the stage area of the cafetorium. Hedirected and promoted such productions a "Peter Pan," "Saint Joan," and"Arsenic and Old Lace," and many more.Knightlived forty-seven years in Dallas, promoting civic activities (Acting asPresident of the Polk County Historical Society for three terms), participatingin political activities (Acting as Chairman of the Polk County RepublicanCentral Committee for a number of terms.), and working in the Methodist Church(Acting as Lay Minister, Lay Leader, Chairman of the Administrative Council,and more.)Now,Knight writes poetry, plays, short stories and novels. In addition to Willamette County, he has completed two novels and two novellas thatare ready for publication. He has a non-fiction book, A History of Blue Jeans, co-authored with his son, Scott, in thehands of Ante Prima Publishing.