POLITICAL NOTES: Cannonism

As it must to all men, Death came last week to Joseph Gurney ("Uncle Joe") Cannon, 90.

He was already long past the age which interests life insurance companies, when his left hand brandisHed the Speaker's gavel before the House of Representatives on March 19, 1910. On that day he fought for the power which echoed from his gavel. For seven years he had told the House what to do, by means of a few terse epigrams and a set of rock-ribbed rules.* Now the House was in revolt against its Tsar. The...

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