Lou Cannon

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Louis Cannon (born 1933) is an American journalist, non-fiction author, and biographer. He was state bureau chief for the San Jose Mercury News in the late 1960s[1] and later senior White House correspondent of the Washington Post during the Ronald Reagan administration.[2] He is a prolific biographer of US President Ronald Reagan and has written five books about him.

Cannon is currently a columnist and editorial advisor to State Net Capitol Journal, a weekly publication focused on state legislation and politics.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Ronnie and Jesse, dust jacket biography
  2. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/books/06/05/greenstein/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.statenet.com/capitol_journal


External video
Part One of Booknotes interview with Lou Cannon on President Reagan: A Role of a Lifetime, May 12, 1991, C-SPAN
Part Two of interview with Cannon, May 19, 1991, C-SPAN
  • Ronnie and Jesse: A Political Odyssey (New York: Doubleday, 1969) LCCN 78-87099
  • The McCloskey Challenge (1972)
  • Reporting: An Inside View (1977)
  • Reagan (1982)
  • President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (1991)
  • Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD (1998)
  • Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio: History as Told through the Collection of the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum (2001)
  • Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power (2003)

External links

  • Lou Cannon at Boeing
  • Lou Cannon at All American Speakers, LLC
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
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