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Salisbury’s other Cannon

Salisbury is known for the cannon cast at the time of the American Revolution.

But the town has another Cannon in its history: William C. Cannon.

Born in Andover, N.Y., Cannon (1873-1971) graduated from Harvard Law School and beginning in Buffalo in 1900 practiced law for 71 years.

He was a claims attorney for the Erie Railroad then joined Davis, Polk and Wardwell in 1906, becoming a partner in the Manhattan law firm in 1915.  

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