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Charles Wesley Ewing
Chairman of the Prohibition National Committee

"Dr.Ewing was in the family car as a young man when a drunk driver crashed into the car, instantly killing his mother.  From that moment on,  he determined to become a minister of the Gospel and a foe of the deadly evil that caused his dear mother's death.

     Charles served as a Field Representative and speaker for the Illinois Temperance League.  Later, when living in Michigan, he became active in the Prohibition Party.  He served in many capacities, including Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Prohibition National Committee.  He was, at the time of his death, a member of the board of [Earl Dodge's ersatz] 'National Prohibition Foundation.'

     Probably his greatest contribution to the Prohibition cause was his book 'The Bible and Its Wines.'  He gave a number of radio talks on this subject, which were printed in a paperback book.  Later, he revised and expanded the work, and it was published in hardbound form.  Several so-called Christian publishing houses refused to consider the work, stating that abstinence was 'controversial.'

    Finally, the National Prohibition Foundation scraped together enough money to publish the book.  Today, it is found not only in many schools and churches in the USA but in other lands, too.  It was published in several of the languages used in former Soviet republics.

     I had the privilege of knowing Charles Ewing intimately.  He was a peerless student of the Word, a great writer, and [a] superb orator.... his dear wife, Helen and their children.

     .... In his later years, he pastored a Methodist Church in the Detroit area while serving as head of a national ministerial organization with over 1500 members...." -- Earl F. Dodge, writing in the April, 2004 National Statesman

Charles Wesley Ewing

Charles W. Ewing was born in Vermont, Illinois on 1 June 1912.  He died at Royal Oak, Michigan on 27 October 2002.  He attended he Chicago Evangelistic Institute and, after serving as an Assistant Chaplain and company bugler in the Army during WWII, he became a Methodist minister. 
     Ewing traveled widely in the pastorate, answering calls to churches in Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha, Dayton, and Ferndale (Michigan).  He also served as a jail chaplain and as Chaplain of the Illinois Senate. 
     Active in the Prohibition Party, Ewing was for a time Chairman of the National Committee.  He ran for public office only once, however.

-- Gammon, 2007, pp. 161-162

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