Class of 1943
Charles L. Knox
Graduate of Royal Oak High School
Morrison Trophy Winner, 1943
Graduate of Western Michigan University
Royal Oak teacher and principal, 1950-1984
Inducted into Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame, 1996
Charles Knox attended Royal Oak High School and earned four varsity letters in three different sports--football, basketball and golf. He was awarded the Morrison Trophy for the outstanding athlete in the class of 1943.
"Charlie" (as he was known by his friends) earned a B. S. degree from Western Michigan University and an master's degree from Wayne State University.
He served in the United State Army Air Corp in the African Theater from 1943-1946. He received a service medal for his work.
Charles Knox taught in the Royal Oak schools beginning in 1950. He served as Principal of Washington Elementary, Barton Junior High and Adams Junior High in the Royal Oak District. He was quoted as saying, "I am proud to be a product of the Royal Oak Schools and to have served the young people of this community."
He was inducted into the Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame in 1996.