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Joseph Gurney Cannon

Joseph Gurney Cannon, American congressman. member 43d to 51st Congresses (1873-1891), 53d to 57th Congresses (1893-1903), 12th Illinois District and 58th to 62d Congresses (1903-1913), 64th to 66th Congresses, 1915-1921), 18th Illinois District.

Background

  • Cannon, Joseph Gurney was born on May 7, 1836 in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. Son of Doctor Horace F. and Gulielma (Hollingsworth) Cannon.

  • Education

    • Admitted to Ill, bar, 1858. (Doctor of Laws, University of Illinois, 1903).

    Career

    • State’s attorney, 27th Judicial District of Illinois, 1861-1868. Member 43d to 51st Congresses (1873-1891), 53d to 57th Congresses (1893-1903), 12th Illinois District and 58th to 62d Congresses (1903-1913), 64th to 66th Congresses, 1915-1921), 18th Illinois District. Chairman Committee on Appropriations, 51st, 55th, 56th and 57th Congresses.

      Speaker United States House of Representatives, 58th, 59th, 60th and 61st Congresses (1903-1911). Received 58 votes for presidential nomination, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1908.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 43d to 51st Congresses (1873-1891), 53d to 57th Congresses (1893-1903), 12th Illinois District and 58th to 62d Congresses (1903-1913), 64th to 66th Congresses, 1915-1921), 18th Illinois District.

    Connections

    • Married Mary P. Reed, January 1862.
    • father: Doctor Horace F. Cannon
    • mother: Gulielma (Hollingsworth) Cannon
    • spouse: Mary P. Reed
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    Died November 12, 1927
    (aged 90)
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