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  Shaw, Mark R.
NameMark R. Shaw
Melrose, Massachusetts , United States
Born January 22, 1889
DiedJune 04, 1978 (89 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 28, 2015 08:59pm
InfoSHAW, Mark Revell - temperance and pacifist activist.

Son of an itinerant evangelist and a WCTU lecturer.

While student at Ohio Wesleyan University, was chosen as state president of the Ohio College Prohibition League.

Served eight years with the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association after college.

During World War I, Shaw served as a member of the War Prohibition Committee and later on the executive committee of the War Temperance Activities in the Army and Navy.

Worked with the International Committee and General Council of the World League Against Alcoholism, travelling to Japan, China, and Korea for special programs.

Member of the National Council for the Prevention of War, 1938; later appointed national secretary

Pastor, Beverly MA Methodist Episcopal Church 1941

Prohibition nominee for US Senate and Governor of MA on several occasions. Actively interested in temperance events in Japan.

Editor of newsletter "Peace Action" 1955-1961

National Prohibitionist 10/1/1948, 9/2004


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