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US_NEWS_KNIGHT-OBIT_LA.jpgFormer California first lady Virginia Knight died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Knight, born Virginia Carlson, was the second wife of late Republican Gov. Goodwin Knight, who was elevated to state's chief executive from the lieutenant governor post when Gov. Earl Warren stepped down to become Supreme Court chief justice in 1953. The two married in 1954, the year Knight was re-elected to a full term as governor.

The Los Angeles Times has a full obitutary on the former first lady here.

PHOTO CREDIT: A 1958 file photo shows former first lady Virginia Knight with Gov. Knight. (File photo/ Los Angeles Times/ MCT)


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