Category: Politics

Bootlegger in Congress: ‘The Man in the Green Hat,’ George Cassiday

A bootlegger in Congress? During National Prohibition (1920-1933) it was illegal to transport or sell alcoholic beverages. Most members of Congress publicly supported Prohibition and its enforcement. They included both Democrats and Republicans. They came from across the country. From East, West, North and South. They came from both rural areas and cities. But most …

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United Repeal Council: Discover Its Role in Promoting Repeal of National Prohibition

The United Repeal Council promoted repeal of National Prohibition in the U.S. It was an advisory cabinet consisting of leaders of several important groups promoting Repeal. Crusaders. Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform. Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. American Hotel Association. Voluntary Committee of Lawyers. It was established early in 1931 to lobby for Repeal …

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Prohibition National Committee of the Prohibition Party

The Democratic National Committee governs the Democratic Party. The Republican National Committee governs the Republican Party. And the Prohibition National Committee governs the Prohibition Party. That political party was formed in 1869 and continues  to exist today. Current Status The current status of the Prohibition Party is unclear. A small faction of the Prohibition Party …

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Rolland Fisher: Prohibition Party Candidate

Rolland Fisher: The Prohibitionist Rolland Fisher was the Prohibition Party candidate for vice-president of the US in 1968. His running mate Harold Munn. They received 14,915 of the 31, 783, 783 total votes. That was 0.000046 percent of the total vote. Prohibition Party candidates do not run for high office expecting to win. They run …

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National Conference of Organizations Supporting the 18th Amendment

National Conference of Organizations Supporting the 18th Amendment. Opposition to National Prohibition that grew very strong by the late 1920s. In response, the National Temperance Council met in Washington, D.C., in 1930. It hoped to counter the threat it posed. The 34 organizations composing the National Temperance Council re-organized. They formed the National Conference of …

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