CANNON, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926


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Atkinson, Charles R. “The Committee on Rules and the Overthrow of Speaker Cannon.” Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1911.

Aubere, Jewell H. A reminiscence of Abraham Lincoln: A conversation with Speaker Cannon . London: W. Heinemann, 1907.

Bolles, Blair. Tyrant From Illinois: Uncle Joe Cannon’s Experiment with Personal Power. New York: Norton, 1951.

Braden, Waldo W. “The Cummins-Cannon Controversy of 1909.” Iowa Journal of History 49 (July 1951): 211-20.

Busbey, L. White. Uncle Joe Cannon: The Story of a Pioneer American. New York: Holt, 1927.

Cannon, Joseph Guerney. Address of ... Joseph Gurney Cannon, in the House of Representatives, December 29, 1920, the day on which he attained the longest aggregate service in the American Congress of any person ever elected thereto ... [Np., ca. 1920].

———. Advance copy of speech of Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Republican Convention of the 18th Illinois District, Danville, Ill., August 16, renominating him for Congress. [Danville, Ill.: Publishers’ Press, 1906].

———. “Dramatic Scenes in my Career in Congress.” Harper’s 140 (1919-1920): 39-48, 433-41.

———. “Followers after strange gods, by Joseph G. Cannon.” The Saturday Evening Post, 3 May 1913. Washington: [Government Printing Office] 1913.

———. “I knew Abraham Lincoln” (an address delivered in Danville, Illinois, October 20, 1922, at the dedication of the Lincoln marker on the Lincoln circuit.). [Danville?: N.p., 1934].

———. The Memoirs of Joseph Gurney “Uncle Joe” Cannon. Transcribed by Helen Leseure Abdill. [Danville, Ill.]: Vermilion County Museum Society, 1996.

———. Mr. Cannon replies to a Methodist Bishop. He tells Rev. Bristol directly that he did not prevent the House from taking a vote on the Littlefield Bill, or from considering it. Answered question many times, but evidently the Bishop, like the Central Christian Advocate, did not have his ear to ground for this kind of information. [Danville, Ill.: N.p., 1908].

———. “The Power of the Speakership - Is He an Autocrat or a Servant.” Century 78 (June 1909): 306-12.

———. Protection to American fishermen, and the Oregon boundary. Fifty-four forty or fight! Remarks of Hon. J.G. Cannon, of Illinois, in the House of Representatives, September 7, 1888. Washington: N.p., 1888.

———. Reciprocity with Canada. If the Republican Party is to live, it can live only by being true to and supporting the policy of protection. Speech of Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, April 19, 1911. [N.p., 1911?]

———. The reduction of the surplus. The protective system. Free sugar; speech in the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 10, 1888. [N.p., 1888?]

———. Revenue for Puerto Rico. Speech of Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, in the House of Representatives, Tuesday, February 27, 1900. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900.

———. Speech of Hon. Joseph G. Cannon before the Middlesex Club, Boston, Mass., Saturday, April 30, 1910, on “Ulysses S. Grant, the modest, courageous man, the normal American” ... [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1910].

———. Speech of Hon. J.G. Cannon, delivered at Kansas City, Mo., Friday night, November 26, 1909 ... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1909.

———. Uncle Joe Cannon: The Story of a Pioneer American, As Told to L. White Busbey. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1970.

Carter, Carrie Partlow. Joseph G. Cannon and the struggle over the powers of the Speaker in the Sixty-first Congress. [N.p., 1940].

Gilbert, Dorothy Lloyd. “Joe Cannon’s Carolina Background.” North Carolina Historical Review 23 (October 1946): 471-82.

Gwinn, William Rea. Uncle Joe Cannon, Archfoe of Insurgency: A History of the Rise and Fall of Cannonism. New York: Bookman Associates, 1957.

Hatch, Carl E. Big Stick and the Congressional Gavel: A Study of Theodore Roosevelt’s Relations with His Last Congress, 1907-1909. New York: Pageant Press, 1967.

Jones, Charles O. “Joseph G. Cannon and Howard W. Smith: An Essay on the Limits of Leadership in the House of Representatives.” Journal of Politics 30 (August 1968): 617-46.

Levin, Sam. Joseph Cannon: Vermilion County’s and the nation’s “Uncle Joe” was speaker of the House 1903-11. Danville, Ill.: Vermilion County (Illinois) Museum Society, 1965.

Lucas, William Dennis. A study of the speaking and debating of Joseph Gurney Cannon. N.p., 1948.

Mayhill, George R. “Speaker Cannon Under the Roosevelt Administration, 1903-1907.” Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1942.

Moore, J. Hampton. With Speaker Cannon through the tropics; a descriptive story of a voyage to the West Indies. Philadelphia: Book Print, 1907.

Osborn, George C. “Joseph G. Cannon and John Sharp Williams.” Indiana Magazine of History 35 (September 1939): 283-94.

Parshall, Gerald. “Czar Cannon.” American History Illustrated 11 (June 1976): 34-41.

Petterchak, Janice A. “Conflict of Ideals: Samuel Gompers v. ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 74 (Spring 1981): 31-40.

Rager, Scott William. “The Fall of the House of Cannon: Uncle Joe and His Enemies, 1903-1910.” In Masters of the House: Congressional Leadership Over Two Centuries. By Roger H. Davidson, Susan Webb Hammond, and Raymond W. Smock. Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 1998. Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1991.

Richardson, Dorsey. Personal memoirs of “Uncle Joe” Cannon. As told to Dorsey Richardson. [N.p., 1925].

Solvick, Stanley D. “William Howard Taft and Cannonism.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 48 (Autumn 1964): 48-58.

United States. Congress (64th, 1st session: 1915-1916). House. Joseph Gurney Cannon. Proceedings in the House of Representatives on the eightieth anniversary of his birth. Saturday, May 6, 1916. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916.