Donald Quayle Cannon (born 1936) is a retired professor at Brigham Young University who specializes in Mormon history, particularly early Mormon history and international Mormon history.
As a young man, Cannon was a
missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Germany. Cannon earned his bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Utah. Cannon holds a Ph.D. from Clark University. In the late 1960's, he taught at the University of Southern Maine.
In the LDS Church he has served as a bishop and branch president.
Among other works, Cannon was one of the editors of the
Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History and of the Historical Atlas of Mormonism. He has also been an editor for works in the Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint History series.
Garr, Arnold K.; Cannon, Donald Q.; Cowan, Richard O., eds. (2000). Encyclopedia of Latter-Day Saint History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book. ISBN 1-57345-822-8. OCLC 44634356. Donald Q. Cannon, Larry E. Dahl, and
John W. Welch, “The Restoration of Major Doctrines through Joseph Smith: The Godhead, Mankind, and the Creation,” , January 1989, p. 27 Ensign
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