PHILANDER CHASE KNOX
Philander Chase Knox was an American lawyer and politician who served as Attorney General and U.S. Senator and was Secretary of State from 1909-1913. Knox was born in Pittsburgh suburb of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Mount Union college in1872. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and became President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1897. As counsel for the Carnegie Steel Company, he took a prominent part in organizing the United States Steel Corporation in 1901. He served as Attorney General in the cabinets of Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt from 1901 to 1904. While serving Roosevelt, Knox worked hard with the concept of Dollar Diplomacy.