Cannon, George Quayle

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Full name
George Quayle Cannon
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Family
Frank Jenne Cannon (son)
Occupation
Politician
Businessman
Journalist
Other
Other Occupation
Missionary
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature

George Quayle Cannon (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CANNON, George Quayle, (father of Frank Jenne Cannon), a Delegate from the Territory of Utah; born in Liverpool, England, January 11, 1827; attended the common schools; immigrated to the United States in 1842 with his parents, who settled in Nauvoo, Ill.; moved to Great Salt Lake (then Mexican territory), Utah, in 1847; went to California in 1849 and a year later to the Hawaiian Islands as a missionary; returned to Salt Lake City in 1854; learned the art of printing; editor of the Western Standard in 1856 and 1857 and of the Deseret News 1867-1874 and 1877-1879; member of the Territorial council 1865, 1866, and 1869-1872; member of the board of regents of the Deseret University (now the University of Utah) and later chancellor; elected by the constitutional convention in 1872 a delegate to present the constitution and memorial to Congress for admission of the Territory as a State into the Union; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1881); contested the election of Allen G. Campbell to the Forty-seventh Congress, but the House, on April 20, 1882, decided that neither was entitled to the seat; returned to Salt Lake City; director of the Union Pacific Railroad and a member of the board of directors of several financial and industrial enterprises at the time of his death; died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., April 12, 1901; interment in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Cannon, George Quayle,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000119.
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