Paul Crawford McKnight, BS 50

Insurance industry stalwart

Paul Crawford McKnight, BS 50Paul Crawford McKnight, 93, an insurance executive known for his charm, quick wit, and zeal for life, died May 27, 2021. McKnight served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946 before earning his Berkeley degree. After graduation, he quickly rose in the ranks of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. His 60-year career culminated in him joining Saylor & Hill and thriving in his partnership role with John Stock. McKnight loved playing golf at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club and for 50 years spent weekends and holidays at his home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. He also belonged to the Bohemian Club of San Francisco for 45 years. A devoted grandfather, McKnight ended most calls with his grandchildren with “Go Bears!” as he was an avid supporter of UC Berkeley athletics and academics, including Haas.

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