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  Chafin, Eugene W.
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NameEugene W. Chafin
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, Illinois , United States
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Born November 01, 1852
DiedNovember 30, 1920 (68 years)
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InfoEugene Wilder Chafin was an United States politician from the Prohibition Party. Chafin was born in East Troy, Wisconsin and worked as a lawyer at Waukesha, Wisconsin from 1876 to 1900. He was the Prohibition Party candidate for Congress (Wisconsin) in 1882 and (Chicago) in 1902, for Attorney-General of Wisconsin in 1886 and 1900, for Governor of Wisconsin in 1898, and for Attorney-General of Illinois in 1904. In 1908 he was appointed to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and in the following year moved to Arizona.

He was the Prohibition Party candidate for President of the United States in the 1908 election and 1912 election receiving 253,840 and 207,972 votes, respectively, approximately 1.5% each time.

Obituary:

Waukesha Freeman November 30, 1920

NOTED PROHIBITIONIST HURT IN EXPLOSION IN HIS HOME

NATIVE OF WAUKESHA COUNTY, BECAME LEADER OF LAW, CHURCH AND REFORM

Los Angeles, Cal. - Eugene CHAFIN, 68, twice candidate for president of the United States on the Prohibition ticket, died at his residence here, Tuesday. Death presumably was the result of burns suffered about ten days ago when a heater exploded in his home

Eugene W. CHAFIN, son of Samuel E. CHAFIN, was born on a farm two miles southwest of Mukwonago, Wis., Nov. 1, 1852, and was one of thirteen children. Nov. 24, 1881, he married Carrie A., daughter of H. H. HUNKINS. They had one daughter, Desdemona, born March 17, 1893.

Mr. CHAFIN worked on the farm and attended district school until he was 21. He graduated from the law school of the University of Wisconsin, June 17, 1875, receiving the degree of LL. B., and for a time practiced law in Waukesha while a member of the firm CHAFIN & PARKINSON.

ATTORNEY FOR WISCONSIN CENTRAL

When the Wisconsin Central railroad was built through Waukesha to Chicago, Mr. CHAFIN was one of the incorporators and was local attorney for that road for seven years. He served eight years as justice of the peace and three years as a member of the school board. Mr. CHAFIN had always taken much interest in agricultural pursuits and served as president of the Waukesha County Agricultural society and was also secretary-treasurer of the Wisconsin Milk Shippers' association and vice-president of the Agricultural Fair association of Wisconsin.

In 1867 Mr. CHAFIN became a Good Templar, in 1885 was elected grand counselor and in 1886 grand chief templar of Wisconsin, holding the last named office four years. He was a delegate to the right worthy grand lodge at the Saratoga session in 1887 and at the Chicago session in 1889. He was grand electoral superintendent of the grand lodge of Wisconsin and president of the Good Templar Training school of the state. He was also a member of the Sons of Temperance since 1875. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and several times represented his lodge in the state grand lodge.

He was also a member of the independent Order of Foresters and served as past high chief ranger of the high court of Wisconsin and was a representative to the supreme court at the Chicago session in 1893.

CHAFIN was a Methodist. He served three years as a Sunday school superintendent and as a member of the official board and state president of the Epworth League of Wisconsin. He also served as president of the Waukesha County Bible society.

Mr. CHAFIN has been a Prohibitionist in politics since 1881 and was a delegate to every state convention since that time and was a delegate to the national convention of the party in 1884, 1888, 1892, and nearly all the other national conventions up to last year. He served on the national committee for several terms.

In 1882 he was a candidate of the party for congress and in 1886 for attorney general. He was the author of "The Voter's Handbook," a small volume treating on political subjects, which he published in 1876.

At one time he was interested in bringing Mukwonago forward as a summer resort and was president of the Phantom Lake Improvement company and the Phantom Lake Hotel company of that place. He also owned farms on the south of Phantom Lake, where he was born, a part of which he used as a camp ground and called Idlewile Park.

The CHAFIN family removed from Waukesha about ten years ago. Personal reminiscences will be prepared by H. M. YOUMANS for tomorrow's paper.

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FAMILY
Wife Carrie A. Hunkins Chafin Nov 24, 1881-Nov 30, 1920
Daughter Lucille Chafin 0000-
Daughter Desdemona Chafin 1893-

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