Tag: Prohibition Party

Prohibition Party – The Oldest Third Party in U.S.

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I. Background of the Prohibition Party The Prohibition Party of the United States began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The  War diverted national attention to more pressing matters. Subsequently, the temperance movement wayned. Moral suasion had proved to be both difficult and frustrating. So …

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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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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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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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