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Bootlegger in Congress: George Cassiday – Man in Green Hat

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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Smith Wildman Brookhart: “Fervent Dry” in US Senate

Smith Wildman Brookhart (1869-1944) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1926. He was known there as a “fervent dry.” That is, a very strong supporter of National Prohibition (1920-1933). The problems caused by Prohibition increased. So did calls for its repeal. Sen. Brookhardt desperately wanted to stop this growing movement. So he began a …

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