|Name||Mark R. Shaw|
, Massachusetts , United States
|| January 22, 1889
|| June 04, 1978
Aug 31, 2009 11:55am
|Info||SHAW, 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