Women’s suffrage pioneer Cannon is a ‘friend’ of Hatch and distant relative of Curtis
Utah Rep. John Curtis, middle, wears a shirt supporting Martha Hughes Cannon’s statue as he poses with advocates. (Courtesy Rep. John Curtis)
Martha Hughes Cannon is one step closer in her march to the nation’s capital. The women’s suffrage activist and doctor is being considered for one of Utah’s two statues inside the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
The movement to replace the statue of Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, which currently stands in the Capitol, has little to do with people disliking him and everything to do with Cannon’s legacy.