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Birth Date:May 22, 1781
Astrology Sign:Gemini
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Died Date:September 16, 1841

Occupation:US Politician

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Newton Cannon

Biography:Newton Cannon (May 22, 1781-September 16, 1841) was Governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1835 to 1839.

A native of Guilford County, North Carolina, Cannon had been a merchant and a surveyor prior to taking up the study of law. He was first elected to the state legislature in 1811 and served as a colonel of volunteers in the Creek War, and was then elected to the United States House of Representatives.

An opponent of the policies of Andrew Jackson, he was the first member of the Whig Party to be elected governor of Tennessee. He was the first governor of Tennessee to benefit fully from the vastly increased powers given that office by the state constitution of 1834. During his first term as governor, many Tennesseans were involved in the fighting of the Seminole War of 1836 in Florida. He was re-elected to a second term beginning in 1837, but lost his bid for a third to Jackson ally and future President of the United States, U.S. Speaker of the House James K. Polk, dying just two years afterwards. Cannon County, Tennessee is named in his honor.

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Newton Cannon's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: May 22, 1781

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

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Newton Cannon's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: May 22, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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