Clarence A. Cannon Quotes

You may think my business is to make appropriations, but it is not. It is to prevent their being made.

Clarence A. Cannon
Clarence A. Cannon
  • Born: April 11, 1879
  • Died: May 12, 1964
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Clarence Andrew Cannon was a Democratic Congressman from Missouri serving from 1923 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1964. He was a notable parliamentarian and chaired the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Missouri.

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