The Partisan Prohibition Historical Society

The Partisan Prohibition Historical Society originated in 1971 as an informal association of Prohibition Party regulars. The leader was a school teacher named Roger Storms. The Society was, essentially, Storms' hobby. It was incorporated as a Colorado non-profit in 1979, by many of the same individuals. The "registered agent" was the Prohibition Party national chairman, Earl F. Dodge.

Storms died in 1980, following a traffic accident, and control of the corporation soon passed to Dodge. Dodge discontinued the Society's newsletter, Prohibition History Notes, ceased making the Society's annual award to an individual or organization performing noteworthy service in preserving Prohibition Party history, and stopped scheduling Historical Society meetings.

Dodge also allowed the corporation to expire. When this was discovered by the Party regulars, several members of the original group formed a new non-profit corporation without Dodge. We are endeavouring to re-establish the programme of meetings, awards, and publications which the Society sponsored under the leadership of Roger Storms. Life membership in the Partisan Prohibition Historical Society is granted upon payment of a $20.00 enrolment fee. Your support of the Society is greatly appreciated. A financial report is available upon request. For more information, or to join, write: Partisan Prohibition Historical Society, Box 212, Needmore, Pennsylvania 17238.

The Society elected the following officers in 2005:


Leroy Pletten, Sterling, Michigan


Jeff Rome, Boston, Massachusetts


James Hedges, Needmore, Pennsylvania


Don Webb, Dothan, Alabama  (later resigned)
Toby Davis, Memphis, Tennessee


Richard K. Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts
Seth D. Hinshaw, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
C.L. "Connie" Gammon, Lafayette, Tennessee

available issues
Prohibition History Notes

Any or all First Series issues can be provided as xerox copies; the originals were typed and mimeographed. All Second Series issues are in stock; they are letterpressed from hand-set metal type. Prohibition History Notes articles usually are not duplicated on the website. Individual Second Series issues are $5 each; lifetime membership in the Partisan Prohibition Historical Society is granted upon payment of a $20 enrolment fee. New members receive all available back issues.

No. 1 -- Geographical distribution of Prohibition Party voters, biographical
sketch of Richard K. Whitney, cumulated membership list of the first
Historical Society corporation (as previously reported in Prohibition
History Notes).

No. 2 -- Biographical sketches of Ben Bubar (our presidential candidate in
1976 and 1980), Don Webb, Jabez Burritt Smith, Sarah Ward, and of
Prohibition congressmen Charles Randall and Kittel Halvorson; summary of
Prohibition Park campground; website histories.

Prohibition Trust Fund

The Prohibition Trust Fund Association of New York, a group established in 1890 by several Party leaders, has been the primary funding agency for the Partisan Prohibition Historical Society.  It helped publish Roger Storms' 1971 Partisan Prophets, and it is paying the entire cost of Hedges' forthcoming A Faithful Remnant.  It also picks up the tab for this website.
      The Trust Fund is managed by a self-perpetuating board of directors(the "members"), some, but not all, of which are also members of the Prohibition National Committee.
      The PPHS is grateful for Trust Fund support!

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