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librarian , writer

Patricia Althen Cannon, American librarian, writer.


Cannon, Patricia Althen was born on February 26, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Eugene and Miriam (Knowles) Althen.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, West Texas State University, 1976. Master of Arts in Junior College Teaching, West Texas State University, 1978. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy in Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1988.


Area office manager Selective Service System, Dallas Naval Air Station, Texas, 1979-1984. Vocational evaluation program director Goodwill Rehabilitation Center, Amarillo, 1979-1980. Researcher personnel department City of Fort Worth, 1981.

Branch reference librarian Amarillo Public Library, 1981-1982, branch director, 1983-1985. Assistant librarian office products division Xerox Information Services, Dallas, 1982. Graduate teaching assistant School Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1985-1987.

Assistant professor department library and information studies Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1987—1994. Freelance writer.


Married Marvin E. Watson Junior, June 26, 1967 (divorced 1975). Married Thomas Milton Cannon Junior, December 24, 1982.

Eugene Althen

Miriam (Knowles) Althen

Marvin E. Watson Junior

Thomas Milton Cannon Junior