Joseph G. Cannon

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Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926) was a leader of the Republican Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911.  Historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker to have held the position.  He was also the first Congressman to surpass 40 years of service, and was the subject of the first cover of Time Magazine.

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April 1962

The powerful Speaker of the House missed not one but two chances to invest in AT&T in the early days