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Aaron S. Watkins

Aaron Sherman Watkins (November 29, 1863 – February 9, 1941), born in Ohio, was a 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.

Aaron Watkins
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Born
Aaron Sherman Watkins

(1863-11-29)November 29, 1863
Rushsylvania, Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 1941(1941-02-09) (aged 77)
Rushsylvania, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyProhibition

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
  • Prohibition candidate for US President, 1920

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.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
George W. Carroll
Prohibition nominee for Vice President of the United States
1908, 1912
Succeeded by
Ira Landrith
Preceded by
Frank Hanly
Prohibition nominee for Vice President of the United States
1920
Succeeded by
Herman P. Faris