Joseph Cannon Quotes

Not one cent for scenery.

 
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Joseph Cannon
Joseph Cannon
  • Born: May 7, 1836
  • Died: November 12, 1926
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Joseph Gurney Cannon was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and many consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate.