Talk:Aaron S. Watkins

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Presidential candidate?[edit]

Prohibition Party says he was their 1920 presidential candidate, but this article says nothing about it. -- Jmabel | Talk 00:28, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Now it's in there. - Jmabel | Talk 21:39, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


The source for this wikipedia entry is "Temperance Movement Groups and Leaders in the U.S.," from which the material in bold was taken. Omission of that source reference has now been corrected.David Justin 02:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Aaron S. Watkins (1863-1941), born in Ohio in 1863, 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)

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.

Source Aaron Watkins (1863-1941)