James M. Cannon III, former Newsweek editor and Ford adviser, dies at 93Obituaries
James M. Cannon III, 93, a Korean War combat correspondent who held prominent editing positions at Newsweek magazine before serving as a top domestic policy adviser during the Ford administration, died Sept. 15 at the Capital Hospice in Arlington.
He had complications from a stroke, his son James M. Cannon IV said.
In a career that spanned five decades, Mr. Cannon rose from a cub reporter covering city hall to a trusted presidential aide with an office in the West Wing.
Mr. Cannon was covering the 1968 presidential primary in New Hampshire for Newsweek when he realized he wanted to “get out of the grandstand and go down on the playing field.”
He joined the staff of New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, who Mr. Cannon covered during the campaign, as a liason to the state government and the Nixon administration....
comments powered by Disqus
- More Doubts, Opposition To Sale Of Unique, Hartford Collection Of Political History
- How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East
- Kennewick Man Will Return Home to Native American Tribes
- Now it’s the University of Louisville’s turn to remove a Confederate statue
- A fortress built by Alexander the Great after he conquered Jerusalem has been discovered
- Liz Covart amazingly popular podcast helps her audience understand early American history
- Justus Rosenberg is still teaching at age 95
- Glenda Gilmore chides Yale for deciding to keep the name of Calhoun
- The historian and cartographer Bill Rankin has developed a new way to visualize slavery
- Paula S. Fass says young Americans need required national service