Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
reformer, temperance leader, politician, b. Leicester, Mass. He moved at an early age to Philadelphia, where in 1838 he founded the Union Anti-slavery Society and later was an organizer of the Liberty Party in Pennsylvania. In 1846 he moved to Wisconsin, settling in Geneva, and later moved to La Crosse (1852) and Trempealeau. He was state assemblyman from Geneva (1849) and from Trempealeau (1857), and was state treasurer (1858-1866). In 1882 he was the unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for Congress, and in 1884 was again unsuccessful in his bid for the governorship. Hastings held numerous local offices in Wisconsin but was most widely known for his championship of abolition and prohibition. He spoke in favor of prohibition in all parts of the U.S., as well as in England, Australia, and New Zealand. He was for many years a contributor to prohibition and anti-slavery newspapers, and served in executive capacities with the Sons of Temperance, Independent Order of Good Templars, and the National Temperance Society and Publication House. He maintained his Wisconsin residence until his death. He died at the home of his daughter in Evanston, Ill. Dict. Amer. Biog.; Proc. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 1903 (1904); Natl. Cyclopaedia Amer. Biog., 10 (1909); S. D. Hastings Papers.
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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