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Source Notes: Source: Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON, maxim quoted in a tribute to Cannon on his retirement, The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4, 1923.Congressional Record, March 4, 1923, vol. 64, p. 5714.Uncle Joe Cannon, who was Speaker of the House 19031911, served in the House for 46 years.
Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 November 12, 1926) was a United States politician and is widely regarded as the most powerful Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1903 through 1911.