Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
lawyer, temperance advocate, b. East Troy. He graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (LL.B., 1875), was admitted to the bar, and set up a law practice in Waukesha. Early in life he became active as a lecturer and organizer in the temperance and prohibition movements. At 14 he joined the Order of Good Templars, and was Grand Chief Templar in Wisconsin (1886-1890), Grand Electoral Superintendent (1893-1901), and a representative to international meetings of the order. Originally a Republican, he joined the Prohibition party in 1881 and was its unsuccessful candidate for a number of state offices. He was a delegate to the party's national conventions from 1884 to 1920, serving as chairman of the committee on the platform (1900), and a member of the national committee (1888-1896). He was the unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for President in 1908 and 1912. In 1901 he moved to Chicago where he was superintendent of a home for inebriates. After the adoption of the 18th Amendment in 1919, he went on a lecture tour to Australia and New Zealand in behalf of temperance. His writings include Lives of the Presidents (1896); Lincoln, the Man of Sorrow (1908); and The Master Method of the Great Reform (1913). Dict. Amer. Biog.; Waukesha Freeman, Dec. 2, 1920; N.Y. Times, Dec. 1, 1920.
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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
36 records found
Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Arena, Iowa Co.
Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Barry, Alfred Constantine 1815 - 1888
Bond Law (temperance)
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Emma, 1827-1889
Brown, Thurlow Weed 1819 - 1866
Buslett, Ole Amundsen 1855 - 1924
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chynoweth, Edna Phillips, 1852-1950
Delavan [origin of place name]
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Dwinnell, Soloman Ashley 1812 - 1879
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby 1829 - 1923
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1850 - 1919
Woman's Christian Temperance Union