Biographical entry Knott, John Laurence (1910 - )
- 6 July 1910
Romsey, Victoria, Australia
- Public servant and Company director
(Sir) John Laurence Knott was a public servant for many years. His positions included Secretary, Department of Defence Production 1957-58 and Department of Supply 1959-65, and Director-General, Posts and Telegraphs 1968-71. He then went into the private sector as a company director. Knott was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Born Romsey, Victoria, 6 July 1910. Educated University of Melbourne (DipCom). Private secretary to Minister for Trade Treaties 1935-38; Secretary, Australian Delegation Eastern Group, Supply Council New Delhi 1940; Executive Officer, Secondary Industry Commission 1943-45; Director, Defence Production Planning Branch, Department of Supply 1950-52; Member, Australian Defence Mission United States 1957; secretary, Department of Defence Production 1957-58; Secretary, Department of Supply 1959-65; Deputy High Commissioner London 1966-68; Director-General, Posts and Telegraphs 1968-71; Director, Equity Trustees Company 1972-89; chairman of a number of companies. President, Victorian Branch, Australian Institute of Management 1975; President, Victorian Branch, English Speaking Union 1973-86.
- 'Knott, J L (1910-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1210212. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_k.html. Details
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