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Valiant for Truth (Prohibition) by Robert McNeil 1992 (signed)

Valiant for Truth (Prohibition) by Robert McNeil 1992 (signed)

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Valiant for Truth: Clarence True Wilson and Prohibition. By Robert D. McNeil, Oregonians Concerned About, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 1992.


Clarence True Wilson was one of the most powerful advocates of Prohibition in the U.S. He ranked along with Wayne Wheeler and Bishop James Cannon, Jr., as a leading proponent. Yet he is less well-known than his more famous colleagues. From 1906 to 1908, Wilson was president of the Oregon State Anti-Saloon League. He led the successful effort to pass a state local option law. Within two years, four-fifths of the state went dry.


Clarence followed his father’s vocation from an early age. At 15, he gave his first sermon. At 18 he was ordained a deacon. And at 19, he received his first pastorate. Health problems led him to move to California at age 23. Ten years later he moved to Oregon. There, he served as minister of a church in Portland.

Nice solid binding with clean text pages and mild bottom spine area bump (with just lt. wear to first front pages). About 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 with 160 pages. Signed by author.


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