|Name||John Granville Woolley|
, Illinois , United States
|| February 15, 1850
|| August 13, 1922
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|Info||Writer, lecturer and orator. |
Mr. Woolley was born in Collinsville, Ohio, in 1850 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1871, receiving his LL.D. from there in 1906. After being admitted to the bar of Illinois in 1873 he became City Attorney in Paris, Ill., and in 1881 was made Prosecuting Attorney of Minneapolis. He practiced law in New York in 1886 and then entered the lecture field, speaking in most of the big cities of the United States. As Prohibition candidate for the Presidency in 1900 he received 208,914 votes. In 1901 and 1905 he made speeches for prohibition in Europe. His books included "Seed," "The Sower," "Temperence Progress in the Nineteenth Century" and "Civic Sermons."
The New York Times August 14, 1922.