CANNON, Arthur Patrick (Pat), Congress, FL (1904-1966)


CANNON, Arthur Patrick (Pat), a Representative from Florida; born in Powder Springs, Cobb County, Ga., May 22, 1904; moved to Laurens County, S.C.; attended the public schools, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., and John B. Stetson University, De Land, Fla.; was graduated from the law college of the University of Miami, Miami, Fla., in 1931; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Miami; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law; elected circuit judge of Dade County, Fla., in 1952, reelected in 1954, and again in 1960 for a six-year term; was a resident of Miami, Fla., until his death there on January 23, 1966; interment in Woodlawn Park Cemetery, Miami, Fla.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present