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Congressman

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.

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