Talk:Clinton B. Fisk

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The source for this Wikipedia entry is "Temperance Movement Grous 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 16:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Clinton Bowen Fisk'(December 8, 182’ – July 9, 1890) , for whom Fisk University is named, was a senior officer in the '''Bureau''' of Refugees, Freedmenand Abandoned Lands]].

He joined the Union Army in 1862 and served for the duration of the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). After the Civil War, Clinton worked through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands and the American Missionary Association to reestablish the first free schools in the Southern United States for both African American and white children.

Clinton was a leader in the temperance movement and became the presidential candidate for the Prohibition Party in the United States presidential election, 1888. He came in third with 249,506 votes. The election was won by Benjamin Harrison of the Republican Party. Fisk was also surpassed by the incumbent President of the United States Grover Cleveland of the Democratic Party. However Fisk did receive one of the highest results of any Prohibition Party candidate in history. The Party has run candidates in every presidential election since the United States presidential election, 1872.

Awards Veteran's Hall of Fame Inducted into the Hillsdale County, Michigan Veteran's Hall of Fame in 2001 for his distinguished service in the American Civil War. Hall of Fame inductee 001, Civil War inductee 001.

Source Clinton B. Fisk Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture