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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME time he was of voting age, and a United States Senator at 37, Frank Cannon was no ordinary man. But he emerged from no ordinary background. His father was George Q. Cannon, a Hall of Fame publisher of the Deseret News, confidant of Mormon church leader Brigham Young and five time Territorial Delegate to Congress. His mother was a not-far-removed relative of Abraham Lincoln. He, himself, bore marked resemblance to Samuel F. Clemens, the famed journalist and author whose pen name was Mark Twain. It's possible much of Frank Cannon's journalistic ability was sown on a barren field, for he spent many years in Ogden, which in those days was acknowledged as "the graveyard of Western journalism." Nevertheless, he gave a portion of himself to the newspaper which is a direct antecedent of today's Ogden Standard-Examiner and another to the predecessor of the Logan Herald-Journal. And, during his career, he served as editorial writer or managing editor of three of the West's major newspapers -the San Francisco Chronicle, the Rocky Mountain News of Denver and the Salt Lake Tribune. For that matter his journalistic "credits" also included the Deseret News and the then-bustling, but now forgotten, Denver Times. The Tribune perhaps summarized him best in an editorial eulogy at the time of his death: "Frank Cannon was a militant. He made friends and he made foes, but he ever sought to remain true to himself and his convictions. In his death, the West loses a forceful character and an aggressive thinker." Born January 25, 1859 in Salt Lake City, he was the eldest son of church and civic leader George Q. Cannon. He graduated from the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah) in 1878, working part-time while in school for the Juvenile Instructor, a publication his father had founded. He also worked during college days as a deputy and "read law" with Franklin S. Richards, then Weber County Clerk and Recorder. As a result, he eventually became an attorney and intermittently practiced law during later life. His first journalistic experience was with the Deseret News following college. From there he moved to the Ogden 437
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416448
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416448