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

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The Prohibition Party of the US began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The War diverted attention to more pressing matters. As a result, the temperance movement suffered. Moral suasion had proved to be both difficult and frustrating. So after the War, temperance groups began …

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Prohibition National Committee of the Prohibition Party

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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. Prohibition National Committee A small faction of the Prohibition Party said it was the Party. A larger group …

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Claude A. Watson: Prohibition Party Candidate

A National Leader Claude A. Watson was a national leader of the prohibition movement. He was Prohibition Party candidate for vice-president of the US in 1936. Next, he was the Party’s presidential candidate in both 1944 and 1948 During the 1944 election he asked why the president denied him approval for wartime air flight. After …

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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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Mark Shaw (Mark R. Shaw): Prohibition Leader

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Mark Shaw was a strong supporter of temperance and Prohibition. He was born January 22, 1889 and died June 4, 1978. Shaw was a leader in the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association. During the time of his leadership it was the second-largest college student group in the US. Later, Mark Shaw was the Prohibition Party candidate for a …

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