Lou Cannon

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Louis Cannon (born 1933) is an American journalist, non-fiction author, and biographer. He was state bureau chief for the San Jose Mercury News in the late 1960s,[1] and later senior White House correspondent of The Washington Post during the Ronald Reagan administration.[2] He is a prolific biographer of US President Ronald Reagan and has written five books about him.

Cannon is currently a columnist and editorial advisor to State Net Capitol Journal, a weekly publication focused on state legislation and politics.[3] He is the father of Carl M. Cannon.

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  1. ^ Ronnie and Jesse, dust jacket biography
  2. ^ "CNN.com - Reckoning with Reagan: The written record - Jun 8, 2004". edition.cnn.com.
  3. ^ "Legislative Tracking and Regulatory Reporting – LexisNexis State Net". www.lexisnexis.com.


External video
video icon Part One of Booknotes interview with Lou Cannon on President Reagan: A Role of a Lifetime, May 12, 1991, C-SPAN
video icon Part Two of interview with Cannon, May 19, 1991, C-SPAN

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