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

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Summary

  • 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

Subject

  • Cannon, Clarence
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Representative
  • Board of Regents Executive Committee
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Regent type

Representative

State

Missouri

Notes

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.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

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

Topic

  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Regents
  • Missouri

Place

  • United States
  • Missouri

Form/Genre

Biographies

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