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Joseph Gurney Cannon

[kan-uhn]

(born May 7, 1836, Guilford county, N.C., U.S.—died Nov. 12, 1926, Danville, Ill.) U.S. politician. He began practicing law in Illinois in 1859. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1872, he served 46 years (1873–91, 1893–1913, 1915–23). A staunchly conservative Republican, he used his power as speaker (1903–11) in a partisan manner. In 1910 a coalition of Democrats and insurgent Republicans passed a resolution that made the speaker ineligible for membership on the rules committee, the main source of his power. Personally well liked, he was popularly known as “Uncle Joe.”

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(born May 7, 1836, Guilford county, N.C., U.S.—died Nov. 12, 1926, Danville, Ill.) U.S. politician. He began practicing law in Illinois in 1859. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1872, he served 46 years (1873–91, 1893–1913, 1915–23). A staunchly conservative Republican, he used his power as speaker (1903–11) in a partisan manner. In 1910 a coalition of Democrats and insurgent Republicans passed a resolution that made the speaker ineligible for membership on the rules committee, the main source of his power. Personally well liked, he was popularly known as “Uncle Joe.”

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Gurney is a town in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 158 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.8 km²), all of it land.

Gurney is located by US Route 2 west of State Highway 122.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 158 people, 60 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.3 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.37% White, and 0.63% from two or more races.

There were 60 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.3% were married couples living together, 1.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,022. About 12.3% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 4.8% of those sixty five or over.

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