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Cannon, Clawson Y. (Clawson Young), 1885-1977



  • Existence: 1885 - 1977

Biographical History

Clawson Y. Cannon (1885-1977) was a high school teacher, college professor, and government worker who specialized in animal husbandry (especially dairy husbandry) and agriculture.

Clawson Young Cannon was the son of George Q. and Caroline Young Cannon. He was born on October 27, 1885, in Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah and died on November 3, 1977, in Provo, Utah County, Utah. Cannon was buried on November 7, 1977, in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. On September 11, 1913, Cannon married Winnifred Morrell in Logan, Utah. She died on March 12, 1974. They had four children: Rowland Morrell Cannon, Robert Young Cannon, Winnifred Cannon, and Clawson Young Cannon Jr. During his career, Cannon taught at Iowa State University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and a high school in Boise, Idaho. He earned his master's and doctor's degree from Iowa State; he was the first to earn a Ph.D. in Dairy Husbandry from that school. He spent 4 1/2 years in Beirut, Lebanon working for the U.S. Office of Foreign Agriculture Relations, where he helped develop the dairy program of that country. After returning to the United States, he taught at BYU until his retirement in 1971. Cannon was a member of several prestigious honor societies and national dairy science associations. He received several service and teaching awards for his work at BYU. He was recognized as a "Pioneer in the Dairy Industry by the Journal of Dairy Science in 1955 and authored more than sixty publications. He passed away in 1977.

Utah State History Online Photograph Archives, viewed May 17, 2012 (parentage)
Brigham Young Family website, viewed May 17, 2012 (birth, burial, and death dates; information about wife, children; marriage)
Obituary for Clawson Young Cannon, found on, "MEMORIALS CLAWSON YOUNG CANNON 1914 1920, Journal of Dairy Science," website accessed May 17, 2012 (schools he studied and taught at, accomplishments, Lebanon, honor societies, degrees)

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

A. Harold Goodman correspondence, 1966-1967

Identifier: UA 522 Series 16
Scope and Contents note

A. Harold Goodman's correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1966-1967

A. Harold Goodman files, 1964-1968

Identifier: UA 522 Series 19
Scope and Contents note

A. Harold Goodman's files.

Dates: Other: 1964-1968

Clawson Y. Cannon audio-visual materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2739
Scope and Contents

Contains slides and motion picture films created by Clawson Y. Cannon.

Dates: approximately 1960

Brigham Young University Choruses, 1940-1970

Identifier: UA 522 Series 22
Scope and Contents note

Memos about BYU choirs.

Dates: Other: 1940-1970

Brigham Young University meeting minutes, 1955-1967

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 522 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of meeting minutes, primarily of the Department of Music or the College of Fine Arts.

Dates: 1955-1967

Brigham Young University music faculty correspondence, 1955-1968

Identifier: UA 522 Series 20
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from the Department of Music faculty.

Dates: Other: 1955-1968

Brigham Young University music faculty outgoing correspondence, 1968

Identifier: UA 522 Series 17
Scope and Contents note

Outgoing correspondence from the music department faculty.

Dates: Other: 1968

Brigham Young University printed concert and lyceum programs presented by Music Department, 1930-1964

Identifier: UA 522 Series 21
Scope and Contents note

Programs printed about events sponsored by the Music Department.

Dates: Other: 1930-1964

Brigham Young University proposal to Ford Foundation, 1961

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 10
Identifier: UA 522 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains a proposal to the Ford Foundation, dating from 1961.

Dates: 1961

Brigham Young University recital programs, 1948-2000

Identifier: UA 522 Series 12
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of recital programs associated with the Department of Music.

Dates: 1948-2000

Additional filters:

Archival Object 46
Collection 4
Colleges and Universities 46
Education 46
Music -- Instruction and study -- Utah -- Provo 28
Letters 26
Memorandums 11