John Cannon

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The Reverend John Dyson Cannon UTS 1959 was the last chaplain to occupy the Episcopalian royal peculiar of the Columbia University Chaplaincy. Cannon was perhaps the most radical University Chaplain in Columbia's history, founding the Postcrypt Coffeehouse, protesting the Vietnam War and racial inequality, assisting in the founding of the Student Homophile League (now the Columbia Queer Alliance), and eventually recommending the abolition of the University Chaplaincy and the University's relationship with the Episcopal Church.

Preceded by
John Krumm
Columbia University Chaplain 
Succeeded by
Jewelnel Davis