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Chris Cannon

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Born Oct 20, 1950

Christopher Black "Chris" Cannon was a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah from 1997 - 2009. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as well as J. Reuben Clark Law School of BYU. From 1980 until 1996 he was a lawyer, business owner, and venture capitalist, from which he became a millionaire.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1950 Birth Born on October 20, 1950.

TWENTIES

1980 29 Years Old He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as well as J. Reuben Clark Law School of BYU. From 1980 until 1996 he was a lawyer, business owner, and venture capitalist, from which he became a millionaire. … Read More

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1996 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Cannon was the Republican candidate in Utah's 3rd District against Democratic incumbent Bill Orton, who had managed to hold the seat for three terms (all by fairly large margins) despite its heavy Republican tilt. … Read More
1999 48 Years Old Cannon first entered the national spotlight in 1999, when as a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, he was one of 13 House "managers" who prosecuted the case against President Bill Clinton in the impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate. … Read More
2000 49 Years Old In 2000, Cannon co-founded the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, which has nearly 130 members from both major political parties in 2008.

FIFTIES

2001 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2001, Cannon hired David Safavian as his chief of staff. … Read More
2003 52 Years Old In January 2003, Cannon was elected chairman of the influential Western Caucus, an organization of over 50 Congressmen working on resource management issues. … Read More
2004 53 Years Old 1 More Event
President Bush received 77% of the vote in the district in 2004, his second highest percentage for a congressional district not located in Texas. … Read More
2005 54 Years Old In October 2005, millionaire real estate developer John D. Jacob announced that he would run against Cannon in 2006.
Cannon faced opposition in the primaries from a fellow Republican for the first five times he ran (and won), but his opposition in 2006 seemed potentially stronger.
On June 24, 2008, he was defeated in the 2008 Republican Party third district primary by Jason Chaffetz, former chief of staff to then-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.
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