Cannon Named Editor of ‘Deseret Morning News’ in Salt Lake City

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By: E&P Staff

The Deseret Morning News of Salt Lake City, Utah, has named Joseph A. Cannon editor, effective January 1st. Cannon, whose grandfather and great grandfather were also editors of the newspaper, will take over for John Hughes, who has been editor since 1997, according to an article in the newspaper.

Joseph J. Cannon, Cannon’s grandfather, edited the Deseret Morning News from 1931 to 1934, and George Q. Cannon, his great grandfather, was editor from 1867 to 1873, and from 1877 to 1879, said the Morning News.

Cannon is an attorney, and has also been in business and worked in government. According to the paper, he is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has served as chairman of the Utah Republican party, as well as on other public policy boards and committees. He worked most recently as a partner at the law firm of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman in Washington D.C., specializing in environmental and energy issues.

Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Geneva Steel Company in Provo, Utah, and he served as Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Reagan Administration, the Morning News reported.

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