Albion W. Knight Jr., 87, a retired Army brigadier general and nuclear weapons adviser who was the 1992 vice presidential candidate for the ultra-conservative U.S. Taxpayers Party and served as a bishop in the United Episcopal Church, died May 22 at his home in Gaithersburg. He had congestive heart failure.
The death was confirmed by his wife, Nancy P. Knight.
Gen. Knight’s final active-duty assignment, in 1973, was assistant chief of staff for logistics with Allied Forces Central Europe; he was based in the Netherlands.
He previously spent more than a year in Vietnam as deputy commanding general of a signal brigade and deputy chief of staff for logistics, directing the drawdown of 125,000 troops.
In the late 1960s, he was assigned to the Atomic Energy Commission, where he was an assistant director of a research and development division. He was deputy commanding general of the Army Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., in 1970 and 1971.