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Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia

John S. Knight Sr. (Oct. 26, 1894-June 16, 1981), who was a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper publisher, was born in Bluefield. He built the Knight-Ridder Newspapers chain, which had 3.2 million readers at the time of his death and owned some of the nation's most powerful newspapers including the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Detroit Free Press. He received the Pulitzer Prize on May 6, 1968, for his columns opposing American involvement in Vietnam.

Gallery: Famous West Virginians

Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.