Andrew N. Johnson

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Andrew Nathan Johnson (1876-1959) was a Methodist minister. He was born in Jackson County, Kentucky and attended Asbury College in Wilmore.[1]

An ardent advocate for prohibition, in 1944 Johnson was the Prohibition Party's nominee for Vice-President of the United States.[2][3] The Party, meeting in Indianapolis November 1943 originally named Floyd C. Carrier as its vice presidential candidate.[4] At the time of the nomination, Carrier was serving as general secretary for the American Temperance Society. He subsequently dropped out of the campaign because of health problems.[5] Johnson was added by the party's executive committee to replace him.[6] Johnson and Claude Watson, the party's presidential nominee, actively campaigned throughout the election cycle and were on the ballot in 27 states for the 1944 general election. They received a total of 74,758 votes.[7]

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  1. ^ "Andrew Nathan Johnson". Andrew Nathan Johnson. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns". Johnson, Andrew N. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ballots Close; Teetotalers Under Line". Eugene Register-Guard. 3 September 1944. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prohibition Party Names Candidates". Schenectady Gazette. November 13, 1943. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Storms, Roger C. (1972). Partisan Prophets: a history of the Prohibition Party 1854-1972. National Prohibition Foundation. p. 51. 
  6. ^ "Prohibition Party". (See Table). eNotes. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Storms, Roger C. (1972). Partisan Prophets: a history of the Prohibition Party 1854-1972. National Prohibition Foundation. p. 52.