Earl Dodge

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name = Earl Dodge



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caption = Dodge in 1993
birth_name = Earl Farwell Dodge, Jr.
birth_date = December 24, 1932
birth_place = Revere, Massachusetts
death_date = November 7, 2007
death_place = Denver International Airport
death_cause = cardiac arrhythmia
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nationality = American
known_for = Perennial candidate for President of the United States
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party = Prohibition Party
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Earl Farwell Dodge, Jr. (December 24, 1932 – November 7, 2007) was a long-time temperance movement leader and a politician of the Prohibition Party, from the U.S. state of Colorado.

Dodge was born in Revere, Massachusetts on December 24, 1932. [http://www.denverpost.com/obituaries/ci_7410678] , and joined the Prohibition Party at age 19. He was appointed Chairman of the Prohibition Party in 1979 while the party was operating under the name of the National Statesmen Party; the party name was re-instated following the 1980 election.

In addition to his work with the Prohibition Party, Dodge was active in various other temperance organizations, as well as the Right to Life movement, and in several political memorabilia collecting organizations. In his later years, Dodge began to make a living producing political items.

Campaigns

The following is a list of his candidacies:

*1954 - Massachusetts Governor's Council - 5,459 votes
*1956 - Massachusetts Secretary of State - 10,030 votes
*1958 - Kosciusko County Commissioner, Indiana
*1959 - Winona Lake IN Council - 42%
*1960 - U.S. House (IN-2) - 553 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=59187]
*1966 - United States Senate from Kansas - 9,364 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=7074]
*1968 - Presidential Elector from Michigan - 60 votes as write-in on E. Harold Munn slate [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=2440]
*1969 - Kalamazoo City Commission [MI] - 6,470 votes
*1974 - Governor of Colorado - 6,419 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28477]
*1976 - Vice President of the United States - 15,934 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/ContainerHistory.html?ContainerID=2382]
*1978 - Governor of Colorado - 2,198 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28476]
*1980 - Vice President of the United States - 7,212 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/ContainerHistory.html?ContainerID=2382]
*1982 - Governor of Colorado - 3,496 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28475]
*1984 - President of the United States - 4,242 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1936]
*1986 - Governor of Colorado - 8,183 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28474]
*1988 - President of the United States - 8,002 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1935]
*1990 - United States Senate from Colorado - 11,801 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3506]
*1992 - President of the United States - 935 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1934]
*1994 - Governor of Colorado - 7,722 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=28472]
*1996 - President of the United States - 1,298 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1933]
*1998 - Regent At Large, Colorado State University - 9,930 votes
*2000 - President of the United States - Candidate in the Independent American Primary - 480 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=34618]
*2000 - President of the United States - 208 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1932]
*2004 - President of the United States - Candidate in his new secessionist National Prohibition Party - 140 votes [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=74713]
*Dodge was re-nominated in 2007 by his faction for a seventh run for President [http://thirdpartywatch.com/2007/06/14/some-prohibitionists-nominate-dodge/] . However, he died of cardiac arrhythmia nearly a year before the election, at the Denver International Airport while waiting to board a flight. [http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5743210,00.html] [http://thirdpartywatch.com/2007/11/08/earl-dodge-dead-at-age-74/]

Death

Dodge was waiting to board a flight en route from Denver International Airport to Pennsylvania, when he suddenly collapsed. Doctors confirmed it was cardiac arrhythmia. He died on November 7, 2007.

External links

* [http://archive.boulderweekly.com/102804/newsspin.html Article in "Boulder Weekly."]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/10/us/10dodge.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin "New York Times" obituary]
* [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jj4yj37U9DWYfLMh8iNpt2MokknAD8SPT6GO0 Associated Press obituary]
* [http://www.stockportexpress.co.uk/news/s/1024175_tributes_paid_to_man_who_loved_stockport "Stockport Express" (UK) obituary]
* [http://www.prohibition.org Prohibition Party website - Pro-Dodge faction]
* [http://www.prohibitionists.org Prohibition Party website - Anti-Dodge faction]
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=4280 OurCampaigns biography]


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