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Cavendish Wells Cannon

1 February 1895–7 October 1962

Born 1 Feb. 1895 in Salt Lake City.[1] Son of John Quayle Cannon and Elizabeth Ann Wells.[2] Grandson of EBW.[3] Earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Utah, 1916.[4] Worked as an instructor at South Cache High School.[5] Worked as a field secretary for the Lynch Cannon Engineering Company.[6] Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1918.[7] Earned a diploma from the University of Paris while serving in France as a marine, 1919.[8] Served as an interpreter during his overseas service.[9] Married Maria Lucia Ottillie Horsetsky von Hornthal, by 27 Feb. 1922, in Vienna, Austria.[10] Served as a legation clerk for the American delegation in Vienna, 1922.[11] Served as the U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia, 10 Apr. 1947–19 Oct. 1949.[12] Served as envoy and minister to Syria, 20 Sept. 1950–8 May 1852.[13] Served as the U.S. ambassador to Portugal, 13 Mar. 1952–1 Aug. 1953.[14] Served as the U.S. ambassador to Greece, 28 July 1953–28 July 1956.[15] Served as the U.S. ambassador to Morocco, 21 July 1956–1 July 1958.[16] Died 7 Oct. 1962 in San Pablo, Seville, Spain.[17]

 

[1] EBW, Diary, 2 Feb. 1895, n. 11. Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 June 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon (KWJC-KZK).

[2] EBW, Diary, 2 Feb. 1895, n. 11. Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 504–505.

[3] EBW, Diary, 2 Feb. 1895, n. 11. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 504–505.

[4] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[5] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[6] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[7] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914-–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[8] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[9] Utah, Military Records, 1861–1970, World War I Service Questionnaire, 1914–1918, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[10] U.S. Passport Application, Special Passport Application 542, 1922, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC, vol. 21, Military, Civilian, Federal Employees and Dependents (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 25 July 2018).

[11] U.S. Passport Application, Special Passport Application 542, 1922, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC, vol. 21, Military, Civilian, Federal Employees and Dependents (https://www.ancestry.com/, accessed 25 July 2018).

[12] Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/cannon-cavendish-wells, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[13] Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/cannon-cavendish-wells, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[14] Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/cannon-cavendish-wells, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[15] Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/cannon-cavendish-wells, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[16] Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/cannon-cavendish-wells, accessed 18 July 2018), Cavendish Wells Cannon.

[17] Department of State, Foreign Service of the United States of America, Report of the Death of an American Citizen, Seville, Spain, 10 Oct. 1962 (https://search.ancestry.com/collections/1616/records/148063, accessed 31 July 2018).