Frank Jenne CANNON, Congress, UT (1859-1933)
Senate Years of Service:1896-1897; 1897-1899
Party:Republican; Silver Republican
CANNON, Frank Jenne, (son of George Quayle Cannon), a Delegate from the Territory of Utah and a Senator from Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 25, 1859; attended the public schools, and graduated from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 1878; newspaper writer; moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1880 and worked as a newspaper reporter; moved to Ogden, Utah, in 1882, and served as deputy county clerk and recorder; elected county recorder in 1884; became editor of the Ogden Herald in 1887 and established the Ogden Standard in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; interested in the building of the Ogden Canyon electric power plant in 1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to January 4, 1896, when the Territory was admitted as a State into the Union; was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 22, 1896, to March 3, 1899; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898; affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1900 and served as State chairman 1902-1904; again became interested in newspaper publishing and established the Daily Utah State Journal at Ogden in 1903; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1909, and engaged in newspaper work and mining; died in Denver, Colo., July 25, 1933; interment in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Utah.
BibliographyCannon, Frank Jenne, and George Leonard Knapp. Brigham Young and His Mormon Empire. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1913; Cannon, Frank Jenne, and Harvey J. O’Higgins. Under the Prophet in Utah: The National Menace of a Political Priestcraft. Boston: C.M. Clark Publishing Co., 1911.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present