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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
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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 UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION motion the sequence of events from which would emerge the Standard-Examiner. A deep-dyed and ardent proponent of Free Silver, Frank Cannon.was a frequent lecturer on the subject. He, in fact, proposed before the Republican national convention of 1896 that it be adopted as a plank in the party's platform. Its defeat moved him to break with the GOP and in 1900 he became a Democrat. Resuming his journalistic career, he again joined Little-field on a six-day daily published in Ogden, the Utah State Journal. Like so many of its predecessors, it's but a memory today. Cannon remained there four years and had the distinction of leading a drive to construct the city's first electric power plant, a $1.5 million project in Ogden Canyon. In search of expertise about these then-revolutionary plants, he travelled widely in Europe. Severing his relationship with the Journal on September 30, 1904, he moved to the Salt Lake Tribune as editorial writer ~ a duty, it was commonly felt, that included speech-writing for Senator Thomas Kearns, the Tribune's publisher. "Cannon had few, if any, peers in Utah in the art of persuasive and polished speaking or writing," opined O. N. Malmquist in "The First 100 Years," his Tribune history. "He could attack or defend a cause with impressive skill." Why he elected to leave his native state is a matter of conjecture. The decision may have been rooted in his philosophical differences with the Latter-day Saints Church. Or perhaps it was simply the "other side of the mountain" syndrome. In any event, by 1909 he was editorial writer of the Denver Times. And in 1911 he became managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News. Some 35 years after he'd first entered a newsroom, Frank Cannon wrote -30- to that career and began to pursue in earnest his affiliation with mining. He became president of Continental Divide Development Company, which controlled several Aspen district mines. He was also president of the Bimetallic Association, for which he championed the cause of free coinage of silver. He was acknowledged as a brilliant 440
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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 416451
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416451