FLOR500, Garden 229 Peter Oliphant Knight, Attorney (1865–1946) Peter Knight, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Florida in 1884. He helped to incorporate Fort Myers and form Lee County. In 1888, he was elected to the Florida state legislature where he served one term. He moved to Tampa, and in the 1890s co-organized the first electric street railway, helped create the Exchange Bank of Tampa, established the Tampa Gas Company and the Tampa Electric Company, and served as State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County).
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Peter Oliphant Knight, Attorney 

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Peter Oliphant Knight, Attorney

(1865–1946)

Peter Knight, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Florida in 1884. He helped to incorporate Fort Myers and form Lee County. In 1888, he was elected to the Florida state legislature where he served one term. He moved to Tampa, and in the 1890s co-organized the first electric street railway, helped create the Exchange Bank of Tampa, established the Tampa Gas Company and the Tampa Electric Company, and served as State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County). 





 




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