Lister, Irvin Canon was born on October 18, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert Hood and Ruth (Griffin) Lister.
Student, University Tuscaloosa, 1951-1952, Del Mar College 1953-1954, Tulane University, 1954-1955, B. Graduate Louisiana State University, 1974, Texas Chiropractic College, 1976-1978.
Member Louisiana Chiropractic Peer Review Board, 1981-1983, Louisiana Board Chiropractic Examiners, since 1983, Federation Chiropractic Licensing Boards. Served with Hospital Corps, United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member Chiropractic Association Louisiana (past president, director), International Chiropractors Association, American Chiropractic Association, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation Baptist.
Lodge: Lions (Lafayette Lion of Year 1961). Presenter paper Soviet-American Exchange Tour, 1977.
Married Bonnie Sanders, May, 1985. Children by previous marriage– Elizabeth Ann, David Canon, Linda Diane.