Gilbert Nations

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Gilbert Owen Nations (1866–1950) was an American lawyer and judge from Washington, D.C. who campaigned against Roman Catholicism in the United States. In 1924, he was the presidential nominee of an organization called the American Party.

His publications include Constitution or Pope? Why Alien Roman Catholics can not be Legally Naturalized (1915); Papal Sovereignty, the Government within our Government (1917); Papal Guilt of the World War Washington, D.C.: The Protestant (1921); and The Canon Law of the Papal Throne (1926). He also published a periodical called The Protestant from an office in Washington;[1] and published other periodicals called The Menace and The Fellowship Forum.[2]


  1. ^ "Catholicism's Foes Plan Big Campaign" (PDF). The New York Times. April 6, 1922. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. ^ Hamburger, Philip (March 30, 2004). Separation of Church and State. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 461. ISBN 978-0674013742.