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  Cannon, Joseph G.
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NameJoseph G. Cannon
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Danville, Illinois , United States
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Born May 07, 1836
DiedNovember 12, 1926 (90 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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InfoCANNON, Joseph Gurney, a Representative from Illinois; born in Guilford, Guilford County, N.C., May 7, 1836; moved with his parents to Bloomingdale, Ind., in 1840; completed preparatory studies; studied law at the Cincinnati Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1858; moved to Tuscola, Ill., in 1859; State?s attorney for the twenty-seventh judicial district of Illinois from March 1861 to December 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-seventh Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Fifty-first Congress); moved to Danville, Ill., in 1878; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Rules (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); received fifty-eight votes for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1908; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; again elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); declined renomination for Congress at the end of the Sixty-seventh Congress; retired from public life; died in Danville, Vermilion County, Ill., November 12, 1926; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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  11/02/1920 IL District 18 Won 64.10% (+31.56%)
  09/15/1920 IL District 18-R Primary Won 61.81% (+23.61%)
  11/05/1918 IL District 18 Won 60.29% (+21.57%)
  11/07/1916 IL District 18 Won 54.18% (+10.44%)
  09/13/1916 IL District 18-R Primary Won 99.99% (+99.98%)
  11/03/1914 IL District 18 Won 47.14% (+4.34%)
  09/09/1914 IL District 18-R Primary Won 73.61% (+47.22%)
  11/05/1912 IL District 18 Lost 37.33% (-1.55%)
  11/08/1910 IL District 18 Won 53.00% (+12.04%)
  03/15/1909 US House Speaker Won 53.40% (+9.95%)
  11/03/1908 IL District 18 Won 54.85% (+13.87%)
  06/19/1908 US President - R Convention Lost 5.92% (-65.71%)
  12/02/1907 US House Speaker Won 56.80% (+13.60%)
  11/06/1906 IL District 18 Won 58.43% (+25.69%)
  12/04/1905 US House Speaker Won 65.50% (+31.00%)
  11/08/1904 IL District 18 Won 61.98% (+31.18%)
  11/09/1903 US House Speaker Won 54.40% (+8.79%)
  11/04/1902 IL District 18 Won 58.28% (+19.53%)
  11/06/1900 IL District 12 Won 60.14% (+22.32%)
  11/08/1898 IL District 12 Won 59.11% (+20.10%)
  11/03/1896 IL District 12 Won 59.94% (+20.88%)
  11/06/1894 IL District 12 Won 59.40% (+25.86%)
  11/08/1892 IL District 15 Won 49.63% (+3.61%)
  11/04/1890 IL District 15 Lost 48.18% (-1.52%)
  11/06/1888 IL District 15 Won 51.84% (+7.02%)
  11/02/1886 IL District 15 Won 50.94% (+4.34%)
  11/04/1884 IL District 15 Won 50.22% (+1.38%)
  11/07/1882 IL District 15 Won 51.05% (+3.92%)
  11/02/1880 IL District 14 Won 52.64% (+5.28%)
  11/05/1878 IL District 14 Won 46.16% (+7.32%)
  11/07/1876 IL District 14 Won 52.04% (+4.07%)
  11/03/1874 IL District 14 Won 51.47% (+2.93%)
  11/05/1872 IL District 14 Won 57.07% (+14.14%)
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