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Distinguished Engineer Photo: H. Elliott Knox
H. Elliott Knox

H. Elliott Knox

Distinguished Engineer



Textile Engineering – 1935



At Time of Nomination in 1967

H. Elliott Knox, born in Roby, Texas, in 1914, received from Texas Tech University the B.S. degree in Textile Engineering in 1935. It was the same year in which he received from the American Association of Textile Chemists and colorists the Textile Chemists and Colorists Award. At that time he entered his traineeship with Mission Valley Mills, for which he now serves as executive vice president and director.

Electing New Braunfels, Texas, as his residence, Mr. Knox through his many contributions to the textile industry has contributed immeasurably to the economy of his state.

He has served in many posts of responsibility, in widely varying sectors; he is a member of four boards of directors of cotton industries other than his own; he is a director of a savings and loan association; he is a trustee on school and hospital boards, a Sunday School Teacher, a Boy Scout executive, a top executive in his fraternal organization, and the mayor of New Braunfels. Prior to these present appointments, he served six years as a public school trustee, ten years as a private trustee and was director of the Texas Manufacturers Association. Truly, the outstanding level of Mr. Knox’s technical competence has been matched by his civic contributions.

The reputation of Texas Tech and the state of Texas have gained immeasurably by the influence he has exerted on society; his myriad friends have been deeply influenced by it.

Texas Tech is proud to confer on Elliott Knox the designation: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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