Cannon, Joseph G.

Signed sepia photo of “Uncle Joe”, most dominant House Speaker in US history

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(1836-1926) “Uncle Joe”, Illinois lawyer & US Rep (R) 1873-91, 1893-1913 & 1915-1923. House Speaker 1903-1911, known for autocratic ways, effectively controlled every aspect of the House's agenda. His antic speaking style, diminutive stature and pugnacious manner were his trademarks. Newspapers frequently lampooned him as a colorful rube. "Uncle Joe" often clashed with fellow Republican Theodore Roosevelt. He received 58 votes at the 1908 GOP Convention, losing to Taft. In 1910 a revolt of Democrats and dissatisfied Republicans stripped the Speaker of some of his powers, such as heading the House Rules Committee and ability to appoint members of other House committees. Historians generally consider him the most dominant Speaker in US history. He was a critic of President Wilson, US entry into WW I, and the League of Nations. 2nd longest-serving GOP Speaker, also 1st Congressman to surpass 40 years of service (non-consecutive). The first building of offices for Members of Congress outside the Capitol building was named after him and he was the subject of the 1st TIME magazine cover (March 3, 1923). SP (“J G Cannon”), 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ linen texture sepia bust portrait, dated May 24 1926 by him, signed in retirement, 6 months before he died.

Condition: Good, “C” and pat of “a” in last name largely rubbed away; slight crease above “J”
Type:Photograph






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