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Aaron Watkins: Major Prohibition Party Leader and Temperance Activist – Discover More!

Aaron Watkins

Temperance leader Aaron Watkins (1863-1941) practiced law with his brother. He was later ordained as a Methodist minister. Watkins held Ohio pastorates in the Methodist Episcopal Church. They were in Cairo, Cincinnati, Columbus Grove, Continental, Delta, Edgerton and Germantown. Also in Lima, Linwood, North Baltimore, Ottawa, Van Wert, Waynesville, Wesley, and Winton Place. Prohibitionist Aaron …

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Ben Bubar: Prohibition Party National Candidate

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Benjamin C. Bubar, Jr., was better known as Ben Bubar. He was the Prohibition Party candidate for the presidency of the United States in both 1976 and 1980. Bubar was born on June 17, 1917, in Blaine, Maine. His parents were Benjamin Calvin Bubar and Mary Louise Heal Bubar. Minister He became an ordained Baptist …

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Robert P. Shuler: Highest Prohibition Vote-Getter

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“Fightin’ Bob” Shuler Robert P. Shuler was the Prohibition Party candidate who received the highest vote of any prohibition candidate ever. In the 1932 California election for US Senate he received 560,088 votes (25.8%). He carried  Orange and Riverside counties. Following his defeat, Rev. Robert P. Shuler ‘placed an awful curse’ on Southern California. “Fightin’ …

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Evangeline Booth: Strong Prohibition Leader

Evangeline Booth was born in London in 1865. Her parents were the founders of the Salvation Army. Eva was her birth name. But she changed it to Evangeline thinking that it sounded more impressive. It was not needed. She was impressive without the name change. Drinking a Great Evil Both Evangeline Booth and the Salvation Army …

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Billy Sunday: Famous Temperance Preacher

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Billy Sunday (William Ashley  Sunday) was first famous as a professional baseball player. He then became much more famous as an evangelist who preached temperance. He remains famous today. Sunday spent time as an assistant to another evangelist before going solo in 1896. He was ordained as a preacher in the Presbyterian church in 1903. …

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