Cannon, Clarence (04/11/1879-05/12/1964)

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  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Served on Executive Committee from February 17, 1941 to May 1964. A former history teacher who was still very interested in history, Cannon was a Regent for almost thirty years, and shepherded the legislation for the National Museum of History and Technology (now National Museum of American History) through the Congress, in his role as chair of the Committee on Appropriations.
  • Number of Terms: 15


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Dictionary of American Biography. Supplement 7. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981; The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary. By the editors of "The World Almanac." New York: World Almanac, 1990.

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Regent Tenure: 02/21/1935-05/12/1964


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