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Joshua Levering

Joshua Levering (1845-1935) was a prominent Baptist leader . He was president of the trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention, co-founder of the American Baptist Educational Society, and co-founder of the Layman's Missionary Movement.

A strong supporter of the temperance movement, Levering became the presidential candidate of the Prohibition Party in the election of 1896 and received 132,007 votes.

According to a New York Times obituary [October 6, 1935], the "Noted dry leader" died at the age of 90 in Baltimore.

See also

  • Temperance organizations

Sources

  • 1896 Presidential Campaign
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