Eugene W. Chafin

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Eugene Wilder Chafin (November 1, 1852 – November 30, 1920) was an United States politician from the Prohibition Party.[1] Chafin was born in East Troy, Wisconsin and worked as a lawyer in Waukesha, Wisconsin from 1876 to 1900.[2] 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. While in Arizona he ran for that state's United States Senate Seat.

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.

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Robert Hunkins, Sr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Emerson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Hunkins
 
Moses Chamberlain
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Emerson, Sr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Captain Robert Hunkins
 
Lydia Chamerlain
 
 
Watts Emerson
 
William Emerson
 
Mary Moody Emerson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Hastings Hunkins
 
Hannah Emerson
 
 
 
 
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Lidian Jackson Emerson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eugene W. Chafin
 
Carrie Arvilla Hunkins
 
Benjamin Hunkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Desdemona Eleanor Chafin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raymond Emerson
 

Books by E. W. Chafin[edit]

  • Voters' Handbook, (1876)
  • Lives of the Presidents, (1896)
  • Lincoln, the Man of Sorrow, (1908)
  • Washington as a Statesman, (1909)

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