Neal Dow

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Birthday
20, 1804
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Oct 2, 1897 (93)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1804
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Oct 2, 1897 (93)

About

Mayor of Portland, Maine from 1851 to 1852 who was nicknamed the "Father of Prohibition" and who outlawed the production and sale of liquor in Maine in 1851.

Before Fame

He worked as a tanner and volunteered as a firefighter before becoming a founding member of the Maine Temperance Union in 1837.

Trivia

He was the Prohibition Party's candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1880.

Family Life

He was born to Quaker parents and was married to Maria Cornelia Durant Maynard Dow.

Associated With

He lost the presidential election of 1880 to James Garfield.