Pennsylvania Prohibition Party Presidential Candidates
The country’s oldest third party, the Prohibition Party, has nominated Michael Wood for President and John Pietrowski for Vice-President.
Michael Wood is a fifth generation Californian and recently retired CEO of a multinational company. An active member of the Prohibition Party, since retirement he has been elected to both the Prohibition National Committee and the Executive Committee of the Prohibition Party. He works closely with other party leaders to help set a course for the long-term success of the party.
James Hedges, a south-central Pennsylvania community activist, was the first Prohibition Party presidential candidate trained in science. He was also a professional musician and a handcraft printer who printed his own campaign literature.
Silas Swallow was a Methodist minister and community activist in Harrisburg. His campaign slogan, referencing vice-presidential partner George Carroll, was “When the Swallows come Carrolling Home.
James Black, a lawyer and community activist in Lancaster, was the first Prohibition Party presidential candidate. He was one of many early Republicans who left that business-oriented Party to organize the socially-aware Prohibition Party.
Pennsylvania Prohibition Party Candidates in Other Other Races
Simeon B. Chase
In 1872, he received the Prohibition gubernatorial nomination, ran for Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1878, and ran for the House of Representatives in 1878, 1886, 1888, and 1892.
James R. Johnston
Pittsburgh-area resident James R. Johnston was the Prohibition candidate for Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1889.
James Mansel received 2257 votes out of a total of 5620. He was the first Prohibitionist elected mayor of a Pennsylvania city in 1896.
John J. Ashenhurst
Madison F. Larkin
Herbert T. Ames
Leah Cobb Marion
George L. Pennock
It is because of Pennock’s generosity that the Prohibition Party is still active today. In his will, he provided a substantial sum of money, the income from which is divided equally between the Prohibition National Committee and the Pennsylvania Prohibition Committee.