Cannon, Joseph Gurney

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Cannon, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Gurney Cannon
born on 7 May 1836 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Guilford NC, USA, 36n04, 79w53
Timezone LMT m79w53 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°14' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°54 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°35'


American politician and lawyer, a member of the US House of Representatives from Illinois for several terms and Speaker of the House from 1903-11. In 1908 he made a bid to be the Republican Party candidate for US President. The Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC is named after him.

His father, a country doctor, drowned when young Joseph was 10. Since he was the older of two boys, young Joseph then had to take care of the family farm in Indiana. Admitted to the bar in 1858, he moved to Illinois in 1859 where he became an attorney for the state of Illinois. He was married in 1862 to Mary P. Reed. He died on November 12, 1926, four years after retiring from politics, in Danville, IL, age 90.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1858 (Lawyer)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 November 1926 (Age 90 in Danville, IL)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 1862 (Mary Reed)
  • Death of Father 1846

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes newspaper article "Uncle Joe Tells Birthday; Ex-Speaker, after 87 Years, Fieles Certificate in North Carolina", NY Times, April 12, 1923, p. 9. Place given is New Garden, Guilford County; another bio gives Guilford as birth place.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Death of father when the boy was 10)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs