Rev. Charles Scanlon

Name:
Rev. Charles Scanlon
Role:
Director, Department of Moral Welfare, Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church
Born:
1869
Died:
1971

About

Presbyterian minister, leader of the temperance movement and morals campaigner. In 1904 he became Executive Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Temperance, and in 1908 he was elected Chairman of the Prohibition Party National Convention. He was also the long-time editor of Moral Welfare and the National Advocate. He was appointed by successive Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding) as the official United States representative to the World Temperance conference. After the passage of the Prohibition Amendment in 1919, he was involved in campaigns to regulation the motion picture industry, and was president of the Federal Motion Picture Council from 1921 to 1925.

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