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John Kemper Cannon

John Kemper Cannon, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan.


  • Cannon, John Kemper was born on December 20, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Earl and Charlotte Marie (Kemper) Cannon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1957.


    • Associate Dykema Gossett, Detroit, 1957-1967, partner, from 1967. Board directors Church Life Insurance Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan.


    Board directors Mental Health Association Michigan, since 1970, Episcopal Church, New York City, 1979-1985, Boys & Girls Club of Detroit, since 1970, Church Pension Fund, since 1988, Great Lakes Environmental Services, 1959-1993. Trustee Elmwood Cemetary, since 1965, Young Women’s Christian Association, Detroit, 1970-1986, Diocese of Michigan, Detroit, since 1974. Member American Bar Association, National Association Bond Lawyers, Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar Michigan, South Seas Plantation Club.



    Avocations: birding; sailing.


    • Married Yolanda Lily Esch, August 15, 1981. Children– Carter, Jill, John, Amy, Stephen.
    • father: Earl Cannon
    • mother: Charlotte Marie (Kemper) Cannon
    • spouse: Yolanda Lily Esch
    • children: Carter Cannon
    • Jill Cannon
    • John Cannon
    • Amy Cannon
    • Stephen Cannon
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    Born December 20, 1932
    Died December 15, 2002
    (aged 69)