|Name||Earl F. Dodge Jr.|
Lakewood, Colorado , United States
|| December 24, 1932
|| November 07, 2007
Nov 21, 2007 03:02pm
Caucasian - Reactionary - Very Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Prohibitionist - Married - Christian - Straight -
|Info||DODGE, Earl Farwell: temperance leader who lived in Lakewood, Colorado. |
Born 12/24/1932 in Malden MA, son of Earl Farwell & Dorothy May (Harris) Dodge. Married Barbara Viola Regan in Boston MA on 7/20/1951; seven children and 17 grandchildren.
Malden School; dropped out of school in 1948 following death of father.
Joined the Prohibition Party in 1952 while attending a rally by Mark Shaw.
Executive Secretary of Massachusetts Prohibition Committee 1953-1956.
Relocated to Indiana, 1956-61.
Began working with the Prohibition National Committee in 1957.
Chairman of Indiana Prohibition Party 1958-1961.
Executive Secretary of Prohibition National Committee 1958-1962.
Trustee of the National Prohibition Foundation 1959-2001; treasurer 1974-2001.
Lived briefly in Denver CO 1961-62.
Relocated to Kansas City MO 1962-66. Worked for the National Christian Citizens Committee.
In 1967, Prohibition National Chairman Delmar Gibbons asked Dodge to relocate to Michigan. Chairman of Michigan Prohibition Party 1967-71. Moved the party's national headquarters into his home at 1217 Franklin Street, Kalamazoo.
Executive Secretary of the Prohibition National Committee 1968-2003; editor of the party newsletter the National Statesman during these years.
In 1971, Dodge relocated to Denver CO. Secretary/Treasurer of Colorado Party 1972-1974 and Chairman 1974-2007. Editor of the Colorado Statesman.
Served on the Colorado State Elections Advisory Board 1974; helped lower signature requirements for third parties.
Candidate for US Vice President on the Prohibition Party ticket 1976, 1980 (the latter as the National Statesmen Party nominee)
Chairman, Prohibition National Committee, 1979-2003 and Chairman Emeritus 2003-2007.
In 1982, he started making a living by producing campaign memorabilia; his company took the name Buttons by Dodge.
Candidate for US President on the Prohibition Party ticket 1984-2000.
Operated a mail-order business involving the sale of political buttons, badges, ribbons, etc.
Secretary-Treasurer of the National Prohibition Foundation, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer and a founder of the Dodge Family Association
President of the American Civic League
Received awards from the Good Government Association (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Colorado Right to Life Committee, and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Served on Board of Deacons of Arvada Baptist Church (Arvada, Colorado)
Deputy Governor of the Colorado Branch, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.
The National Prohibitionist, 1/2005