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James M. Cannon Papers

Identifier: MPA-0347

  • Staff Only

Papers of James Cannon, political advisor, author, and top-level aide to prominent Republican politicians, including Howard H. Baker, Jr. Along with other Baker advisors, Cannon was tasked with assessing the state of Ronald Reagan's White House at the time of Howard Baker's transition to White House Chief of Staff. This collection contains memoranda, notes, and briefing papers relating to the transition team's assessment, as well as documents concerning possible strategies for steering the Reagan presidency through a turbulent period.


  • 1987


The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical/Historical Note

James M. Cannon (1918-2011) was a journalist before becoming a top-level advisor to Nelson Rockefeller, President Gerald Ford, and then Howard Baker, Jr.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA