Aaron S. Watkins

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Portrait from 1910

Aaron Sherman Watkins (1863–1941), born in Ohio, was president of Asbury College in Kentucky. Before his ordination as a Methodist minister, he practiced law with his brother. He was the grandfather of Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, W. Dean Watkins.

Long dedicated to promoting the temperance movement, Watkins served as Prohibition Party candidate for various political offices. These included:

  • Prohibition candidate for US Representative of Ohio 9th District, 1904
  • Prohibition candidate for US Vice President, 1908 & 1912
  • Prohibition candidate for US President, 1920

Watkins received honorary degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Humane Letters and Doctor of Philosophy.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank Hanly
Prohibition Party Presidential candidate
1920 (lost)
Succeeded by
Herman P. Faris
Preceded by
George W. Carroll
Prohibition Party Vice Presidential candidate
1908 (lost), 1912 (lost)
Succeeded by
Ira Landrith