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Joe Barnett Cannon

Joe Barnett Cannon, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1960, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1965, United States District Court (eastern dist). Texas 1977.

Background

  • Cannon, Joe Barnett was born on January 29, 1935 in Thornton, Texas, United States. Son of James Barnett and Virginia Ann (Buck) Cannon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Government, North Texas State College, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1960.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Groesbeck, Texas, 1960—1975. Partner Cannon, Cannon & Reed, and predecessor, since 1975. Speaker South Texas Judicial Conference, 1981.

      Member Texas House of Representatives, 1959—1963, member legislation council, 1961. Member Texas Democratic Executive Committee, 1965. Chairman Limestone County Democratic Committee, 1964—1974.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1960, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1965, United States District Court (eastern dist). Texas 1977.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Mexia Chamber of Commerce, Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, James Watson Inn, Texas Bar Foundation (trustee), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, State Bar Texas (member grievance committee 1970-1976, chairman 1975-1976, director 1978-1980, chairman board directors 1980), Groesbeck Lions Club (president 1968).

    Connections

    • Married Alice Jean Sundberg, August 20, 1960. Children: JoAl, Thure Barnett.
    • father: James Barnett Cannon
    • mother: Virginia Ann (Buck) Cannon
    • spouse: Alice Jean Sundberg
    • children: JoAl Cannon
    • Thure Barnett Cannon
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    Born January 29, 1935
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