Cavendish Welles Cannon Edit Profile
During World War II Cavendish served as the Assistant Chief of the State Department's Division of Southern European Affairs. For a time Cannon's work took him to Syria. He served as U.S. ambassador to Greece from 1953 to 1956 and ambassador to Morocco from 1956 to 1958.
During the late 1940s Cannon served as ambassador to Yugoslavia Among his fellow ambassadors was the Czechoslovak Ambassador Josef Korbel. Cannon was one of the people who spoke in favor of Korbel's pro-democratic leanings when he was trying to gain assylum in the United States. In 1948 Cannon was the chair of the US delegation to the Danube River Conference of 1948.
Married Lily Horsetzky, January 1921.