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Howard W. Cannon

AKA Howard Walter Cannon

Born: 26-Jan-1912
Birthplace: St. George, UT
Died: 5-Mar-2002
Location of death: Las Vegas, NV [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Nevada, 1959-83

Military service: US Army (1941-42); US Army Air Corps (1942-46, Lt. Col.); USAF Reserve (Maj. Gen


[1] Odyssey House Hospice, Las Vegas, NV.

Father: Walter Cannon (rancher)
Mother: Leah Sullivan
Wife: Dorothy Pace (m. 1945, one son, one daughter)
Son: Alan Howard Cannon
Daughter: Nancy Lee Downey

    University: Dixie Junior College, St. George, UT
    University: BE, Arizona State Teachers College (1933)
    Law School:
LLB, University of Arizona Law School (1937)

    US Senator, Nevada (3-Jan-1959 to 3-Jan-1983)
    Nevada State Official City Attorney, Las Vegas (1949-58)
    Utah State Official County Attorney, Washington County, UT (1940)
    American Legion
    Disabled American Veterans
    Gore 2000
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Lions Club
    State Bar of Arizona 1937
    State Bar of Nevada 1946
    Utah State Bar 1938
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Air Medal
    Croix de Guerre
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Purple Heart


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