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Elaine Winifred Anderson Cannon, American writer. Named Woman Year, Ricks College, 1965, Weber State College, 1971, Idaho State University, 1972; recipient 1st prize writing youth division, National Press Women Association, 1958, service to youth citation, Seventeen magazine, 1955, National Religious Heritage of America award, 1983, others.


Cannon, Elaine Winifred Anderson was born on April 9, 1922 in Salt Lake City. Daughter of Aldon Joseph and Minnie (Egan) Anderson.


Bachelor of Science, University Utah, 1943.


With Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 1943—1969, feature writer, columnist, 1944—1947, editor teen department, 1947—1969. Associate editor New Era Magazine, 1970—1973, Era of Yough Magazine, Salt Lake City, 1960—1970. Moderator It's A Date Station KSL-television, Salt Lake City, 1952—1955.

Moderator Focus on Youth Station KUTV, Salt Lake City, 1961—1965, 1967—1969. Moderator Public Pulse for Youth Station KSL, Salt Lake City, 1966—1967. Vice president Spicer's International.

Instructor continuing education Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, from 1958, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1964, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1968—1970. Emeritus board University Utah, from 1984. Advisory board Dixie State College, St. George, Utah, from 1987.

Delegate Conference on Children and Youth White House, 1950—1951. Member advisory board Juvenile Court, Salt Lake City, 1970—1971, Boy's Ranch Utah, Salt Lake City, from 1966.


God is the father of every human being. He has a body and emotions like human beings, and therefore he is literally the father to all people living on earth.


Member special program committee American Cancer Society, Salt Lake City, 1965—1966. International president Young Women Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, member coordinating council. Board directors Women Unlimited Convention Program Bureau, Salt Lake City, Deseret Gymnasium, Promised Valley Theatre.

Member of International Council Women (standing committee 1981), International Platform Association, National Council Women of United States of America (executive board 1979, vice president), American Press Women Association, Author's Club, Mortar Board, Chi Omega, Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta.


Married Donald James Cannon, March 25, 1943. Children: James Quayle, Carla Christine, Su, Holly, Anthony Joseph.

Aldon Joseph Anderson

Minnie (Egan) Anderson

Donald James Cannon

Holly Cannon

Carla Christine Cannon

Su Cannon

James Quayle Cannon

Anthony Joseph Cannon