125 years ago today - Jan 21, 1896

Frank J. Cannon, son of Presidency First Counselor George Q. Cannon, is elected U.S. Senator by Utah Legislature by two votes over fellow Republican Arthur Brown. Cannon is defeated for reelection three years later. He becomes a Democrat and apostatizes from the Church. In 1911 he publishes UNDER THE PROPHET IN UTAH an expose of the involvement of LDS church presidents in politics. As editor of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE he was a very active opponent of the LDS church.

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