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  Colvin, D. Leigh
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AffiliationProhibition  
  1936-05-07  
 
NameD. Leigh Colvin
Address
New York City, New York , United States
EmailNone
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Born January 28, 1880
DiedSeptember 07, 1959 (79 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
Feb 10, 2016 09:03pm
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InfoD(avid) Leigh Colvin was born in South Charleston OH.

Studied at American Temperance University, Harriman TN, then graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1900.

President of the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association 1899-1909, 1912-1920

Married Mamie White in 1906; she later served as national president of the WCTU 1944-1953. She died in 1955.

Vice President of the National Temperance Council 1913-1923

Candidate for U.S. Senate (Prb-NY) 1916, 1932

Candidate for Mayor of New York City (Prb) 1917

Army captain, World War I; gave a series of speeches on patriotism.

Vice President of the World Prohibition Federation 1918-1934 and Treasurer of the same organization 1934-1948.

Candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Prohibition ticket, 1920

Beginning in 1920, Colvin became a speaker with the Flying Squadron Foundation, which endeavored to enhance the enforcement of Prohibition. He served as National Legislative Superintendent 1923-1924.

Candidate for President of the United States on the Prohibition ticket in 1936. Colvin's campaign theme was "Pulverize Rum Power." He advocated a return to the 18th Amendment.

President of the National Temperance and Prohibition Council 1936-1937

New York Times 9/8/1959
Photo source: Buffalo Evening News 5/7/1936

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FAMILY
Wife Mamie White Colvin Sep 19, 1906-

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  06/28/1947 US President - PRB Convention Lost 0.00% (-55.76%)
  12/14/1936 US President Lost 0.00% (-98.49%)
  11/03/1936 US President National Vote Lost 0.08% (-60.71%)
  05/07/1936 US President - PRB Convention Won 93.26% (+86.52%)
  11/08/1932 NY US Senate Lost 1.64% (-54.13%)
  00/00/1925 Prb Party Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1922 NY District 11 Lost 0.68% (-66.93%)
  11/02/1920 US Vice President Lost 0.00% (-76.08%)
  07/22/1920 US Vice President - PRB Convention Won 59.34% (+33.52%)
  11/06/1917 New York City Mayor Lost 0.13% (-46.50%)
  11/07/1916 NY US Senate Lost 1.25% (-53.07%)
  11/03/1914 NY District 15 Lost 0.42% (-64.65%)
  11/04/1913 NY Assembly - New York 23 Lost 0.09% (-43.48%)
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