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"Cannon, Hon. Geo. Q. of Utah" c. 1873-1881, from Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress

The Cannon family is a prominent U.S. political family in the states of Utah, Nevada and Idaho which descends from the 19th century marriage of George Cannon and Ann Quayle before their emigration from Peel, Isle of Man. The family's most notable member was their oldest son George Q. Cannon. The family is connected by marriage to the Bennion, Taylor, Wells and Young political families.

19th century[edit]

John Taylor[edit]

November 1, 1808 to July 25, 1887

George Q. Cannon[edit]

January 11, 1827 to April 21, 1901

Ann Cannon Woodbury[edit]

January 28, 1832 to July 25, 1921

  • Also known as Ann "Annie" Cannon Woodbury
  • Served from 1896 to 1905 as a member of the Utah Silk Commission and as its vice president from 1900 to 1905[1][4][6][7][8][18][19]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

Angus M. Cannon[edit]

May 17, 1834 to June 7, 1915

  • Also known as Angus Munn Cannon Sr.
  • Served in 1861 as the first town marshal of St. George, Utah; from 1861 to about 1867 as the mayor of St. George; in 1864 as a member of the board of directors of the St. George Library Association; as a prosecuting attorney for Washington County, Utah, a later for the Utah Territorial Second Judicial District; in 1865 as a major, and later as a lieutenant colonel, for the Iron County, Utah, Military District Second Regiment; from 1876 to 1884 as the recorder for Salt Lake County; and in 1896 as a candidate for the Utah Senate from Salt Lake County, defeated (by his wife, Martha Hughes Cannon)[1][4][6][7][8][19][20]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party
  • Relationships:

John Q. Cannon[edit]

April 19, 1857 to January 14, 1931

Martha Hughes Cannon[edit]

July 1, 1857 to July 10, 1932

  • Also known as Dr. Martha Maria "Mattie" Hughes Cannon
  • Served in 1893 as a speaker of women's suffrage at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; from 1894 to 1896 as a speaker of Free Silver with William Jennings Bryan; from January 11, 1897 to January 13, 1901 as a member of the Utah Senate from Salt Lake County (first female state senator in the United States); as a member of the Utah Board of Health which she created; as a member of the Utah School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind which she helped create; and in 1918 as a member of the U.S. Department of War overseas Medical Service[1][6][13][20][23][24]
  • The Utah Department of Health Martha Hughes Cannon Health Building was opened in 1986, and was named in honor of Martha Hughes Cannon[25]
  • Affiliated politically with the Democratic Party

Frank J. Cannon[edit]

January 25, 1859 to July 25, 1933

  • Also known as Franklin Jenne Cannon
  • Served from 1882 to 1884 as a deputy clerk and recorder of Weber County, Utah; in 1884 as the recorder of Weber County; in 1891 as an organizer of the Utah Republican Party; in 1892 as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah, defeated; from 1895 to 1896 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; from 1896 to 1899 as a member of the U.S. Senate from Utah; in 1898 as a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Utah, defeated; from 1899 to 1900 as a member of the Silver Republican Party; and from 1902 to 1904 as the chairman of the Utah Democratic Party[1][6][7][13][26][27][28]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party, the Silver Republican Party and the Democratic Party

Elizabeth Anne Wells Cannon[edit]

December 7, 1859 to September 2, 1942

  • Also known as Elizabeth Anne "Annie" Wells Cannon
  • Served in 1913 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[6][24][29]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party
  • Also: Daughter of Daniel H. Wells who served from 1866 to 1876 as the mayor of Salt Lake City

George Mousley Cannon[edit]

December 25, 1861 to January 23, 1937

  • Also known as George Mousley Cannon Sr.
  • Served in 1882 as a deputy recorder for Salt Lake County; from 1884 to 1890 as the recorder for Salt Lake County; in 1890 as a developer of the Forest Dale Subdivision and the larger town of Forest Dale, Utah; in 1895 as a delegate to the Utah State Constitutional Convention and chaired the committee which formulated the articles on taxation and public debt; and in 1896 as a member and first president of the Utah Senate from Salt Lake County[1][30]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

Joseph J. Cannon[edit]

May 22, 1877 to November 5, 1945

  • Also known as Joseph Jenne Cannon
  • Served from 1909 to 1911 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[1][6][24]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party though his son, Mark Wilcox Cannon, recalled that Joseph later considered himself a Republican

Sylvester Q. Cannon[edit]

June 10, 1877 to May 29, 1943

  • Also known as Sylvester Quayle Cannon
  • Served from 1905 to 1907 as the director of hydrography for the Utah Office of the State Engineer[1][4][6][31][32]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

Charles Clarence Neslen[edit]

April 17, 1879 to December 7, 1967

  • Also known as C. Clarence Neslen
  • Served in 1912 as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention; in 1917 as a commissioner of Salt Lake City and as the chairman of the city planning commission; from 1917 to 1918 as the chairman of the U.S. Department of War draft board for the city 3rd District; from 1918 to 1928 as the commissioner for the Salt Lake City water supply and waterworks; from 1920 to 1928 as the mayor of Salt Lake City; from 1926 to 1932 as a major and chaplain for the Utah National Guard 145th Field Artillery Group; from 1931 to 1933 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County; and from 1933 to 1935 as a member of the Utah Senate from Salt Lake County[1][33][34]
  • Affiliated politically with the Democratic Party

Quayle Cannon Sr.[edit]

December 30, 1879 to August 26, 1950

  • Served from 1923 to 1925 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[24][35]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

James H. Cannon[edit]

May 19, 1890 to February 20, 1950

John K. Cannon[edit]

March 2, 1892 to January 12, 1955

Cavendish W. Cannon[edit]

February 1, 1895 to October 7, 1962

  • Also known as Cavendish Wells Cannon
  • Served from 1947 to 1958 as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service[41][42]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

20th century[edit]

Robert Milchrist Cannon[edit]

August 16, 1901 to September 3, 1976

T. Quentin Cannon[edit]

April 29, 1906 to May 18, 2004

  • Also known as Thomas Quentin Cannon
  • Served from 1969 to 1980 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[24][45]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Quayle Cannon Jr.[edit]

July 5, 1906 to August 28, 1990

  • Served from 1941 to 1945 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[24][46]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Ray Cannon Needham[edit]

September 11, 1908 to October 29, 1979

Edwin Bennion Cannon[edit]

January 2, 1910 to November 12, 1963

  • Served from 1951 to 1953 as a member of the Utah Senate from Salt Lake County[24][49]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Evan J. Woodbury[edit]

October 14, 1910 to April 2, 2001

  • Also known as Evan John Woodbury
  • Served from 1955 to 1957 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Washington County; and in 1962 as a founding member of the Washington County, Utah, Water Conservancy District board of trustees[50][51][52]
  • Affiliated politically with the Democratic Party

Howard Cannon[edit]

January 26, 1912 to March 5, 2002

Ralph S. Cannon[edit]

April 16, 1912 to August 25, 2006

  • Also known as Ralph Steffensen Cannon
  • Served from 1963 to 1965 and 1967 to 1969 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Davis County[24][57][58]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Edwin Q. Cannon[edit]

May 6, 1918 to April 6, 2005

  • Also known as Edwin Quayle "Ted" Cannon Jr.
  • Served from 1947 to 1949 and 1957 to 1961 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[6][7][24][59]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

D. James Cannon[edit]

December 8, 1919 to March 5, 1998

  • Also known as Donald James "Jim" Cannon
  • Served from 1957 to 1959 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County; in 1964 as the Republican nominee for governor of Utah governor, defeated; in 1967 as a candidate for mayor of Salt Lake City, defeated; and as the executive director of the Utah Travel Council where he coined the state slogan "the greatest snow on earth"[6][13][24][60]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Russell A. Cannon[edit]

Born 1928

  • Served from 1993 to 1995 as a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Salt Lake County[24]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Theodore L. Cannon Jr.[edit]

July 18, 1931 to June 2, 2009

  • Also known as Theodore Lincoln "Ted" Cannon Jr.
  • Served from 1979 to 1987 as the attorney for Salt Lake County[61][62]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

David Kent Winder[edit]

June 8, 1932 to May 19, 2009

Mark Wilcox Cannon[edit]

Born abt. 1936

John C. Pingree[edit]

Born abt. 1942

  • Also known as John Pingree
  • Serves as a member of the Utah State Charter School Board, and served as a member of the Utah State Board of Education and as the chief-executive officer of the Utah Transit Authority.[67][68][69]
  • Not known to have affiliated politically with a party

Joseph A. Cannon[edit]

Born July 31, 1949

  • Also known as Joseph Angus "Joe" Cannon
  • Served as a law clerk in Salt Lake City for U.S. District Judge Aldon J. Anderson; from 1983 to 1985 as an assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation; in 1992 as a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Utah, defeated; from 2002 to 2006 as the chairman of the Utah Republican Party; and in 2004 as a Republican presidential elector from Utah[6][70]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

Chris Cannon[edit]

Born October 20, 1950

  • Also known as Christopher Black "Chris" Cannon
  • Served from 1983 to 1986 as an assistant associate solicitor of the U.S. Department of Interior; from 1992 to 1994 as the finance chairman of the Utah Republican Party; from 1997 to 2009 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and in 1998 as a manager of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment of President Clinton[71]
  • Affiliated politically with the Republican Party

David Nelson[edit]

Born April 7, 1962

  • Also known as David Keith Nelson
  • Served in 1985 as a candidate for the Salt Lake City Council, defeated; in 1996 and 2000 as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention; and from 1997 to 2001 as a member of the Hate Crimes Working Group for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah[13][72][73][74][75]
  • Unaffiliated politically with a party; was affiliated politically with the Democratic Party

Chet Cannon[edit]

Born February 6, 1985

Sources[edit]

  • Cannon, Robert J. "Bob." MBA's We Weren't: Memories and anecdotes of Cannon Electric 1915-1964, and the two men who ran it. Redlands, Calif.: Robert J. "Bob" Cannon. 1988.
  • Evans, Beatrice Cannon and Janath Russell Cannon. Cannon Family Historical Treasury, Second Edition. George Cannon Family Association. Salt Lake City: Publishers Press Inc. 1995.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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