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North Carolina , Mayor of Raleigh

Isabella Walton Cannon, British former mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina.


Cannon, Isabella Walton was born on May 12, 1904 in Dunfermline, Scotland. Came to the United States, 1916. Daughter of James and Helen Bett (Seaman) Walton.


Bachelor, Elon College, 1924. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Elon College, 1978.


Teacher public schools. Head department statistics French Purchase Commission, Washington. Finance officer United Nations.

With North Carolina State University Library. Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1977-1979. Commencement speaker Elon College, 2000.


Vice president Women in Business Advisory Council, North Carolina Conservation Council, Women's Political Caucus. Charter member Wake County Democratic Women. Organizer, president University Park Association, Raleigh.

Civic sponsor, member building committee Raleigh Little Theatre. Member University Neighborhood Planning Council, North Carolina Child Advocacy, North Carolina Commission Bicentennial of the United States. Board directors Mordecai Square History Society.

Chairman Wade CAC; member development board Young Women’s Christian Association Academy of Women. Chairperson Keep American Clean Sweep. Board directors Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.

Member Women's Forum of North Carolina. Member College Presidential Electors, Centennial Committee. Board directors, historian St. Luke's Home, Raleigh liaison RSVP board, Raleigh Bicentennial Task Force 1988-1992, Martin Luther King Junior Celebration Committee, 1989-1992.

Precinct chair numerous political organizations. Member North Carolina Senior Citizens Association (president), Elon College Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gamma.


Married Claude M. Cannon.

James Walton

Helen Bett (Seaman) Walton

Claude M. Cannon.