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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeProhibition Primary Election
Filing Deadline May 01, 1936 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 05, 1936 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 07, 1936 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1937 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1941 - 12:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler July 03, 2010 04:42pm
Data SourcesBuffalo Evening News 5/5-7/1936.
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Prohibition Party in the first FDR Administration

The four years since the presidential election of 1932 had been particularly difficult for the Prohibition Party. The lame duck session of the 72d Congress passed the 21st Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification; this amendment called for repeal of the 18th Amendment outlawing the manufacture and sale of alcohol. Throughout 1933, the states took action on the amendment, and on 12/5/1933 it was declared to be part of the Constitution. In many states, however, local legislation outlawing alcohol remained in effect even though the federal law had changed.

The movement to repeal the 18th Amendment brought many converts to the Prohibition Party. Its congressional vote increased dramatically. In fact, the party's all-time highest vote winner was Robert P. Shuler, who won 26% of the vote in the U.S. Senate race in California in 1932. In general, Prohibition Party candidates won four times the vote they had won in the 1920s.

17th Prohibition National Convention, 1936

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/04/1933
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes472 (88.89%)
Term03/04/1933 - 01/20/1937 Margin413 (+77.78%)
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  PartyDemocratic Won12/14/1936
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes523 (98.49%)
Term01/20/1937 - 01/20/1941 Margin515 (+96.99%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/14/1936

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Name Party Leader D. Leigh Colvin Harley W. Kidder  
PartyProhibition Prohibition  
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Uncertified Votes 166 (93.26%) 12 (6.74%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -154 (-86.52%)  
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