Rev. Jack Fellure, the Prohibition candidate for President of the United States in 2012, was born at Midkiff, West Virginia on 3 October 1931. His parents were Ellis Elwin Fellure and Bessie Jean Fellure.
A self-made man, Fellure eventually became a field engineer for the General Electric Company, monitoring new construction projects and representing the Company at meetings of the New York City Business Roundtable. He retired from General Electric in 1991.
He now owns and is president of “Unique International,” a company dealing in one-of-a-kind objets d’art.
Fellure and his wife, Jean (also a West Virginia native), have 7 children (4 sons and 3
daughters), 15 grandchildren, and 15 greatgrandchildren. They reside in the town of
Hurricane, West Virginia, midway between Charleston and Huntingdon.
They are members of an independent, fundamental Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane.
He is a veteran of the Korean War.
Rev. Fellure taught at Pensacola Bible Institute and originally served on its board of
directors. This school is basically structured in qualifying young men for the Christian ministry.
He has pastored churches in the Deep South and in Northeastern United States. He feels a call to minister to federal officials, and he spends much of his time acting as“Chaplain to Washington, DC.” He also conducts evangelistic services over a wide area.
Fellure states: “My platform is the Authorized 1611 King James Version,” and“We as a nation will either return to the Bible for divine direction or continue our human self-destruction.” He has taken public positions on many specific issues vexing contemporary America. However, he feels that, more importantly than addressing these problems individually, he can best serve America by preaching righteousness and by calling for a return to the Bible. His Prohibition Party campaign will, therefore, be a continuation of his on-going evangelistic programme.
Fellure spoke with officials of several other third parties, seeking their endorsements. None were forthcoming. He also attempted to establish communication with relatives of the late national chairman Earl Dodge, but none of them returned his telephone calls.
There was some interest shown in us before the election by political reporters, especially from overseas. Unfortunately, this interest usually took the form of “Why has your organization been able to survive so long?” rather than “Why should the voters choose Prohibition candidates?” These were all internet requests and, because Rev. Fellure has no internet connection, they were fielded by the Editor. Where time permitted, the requests were forwarded to Fellure by letter mail with a suggestion to the reporter that he telephone Fellure — and then a snow storm knocked out Fellure’s telephone line for several days just before the election.
Nevertheless, the Prohibition Party is still alive and still maintains its place in the history
Fellure ran his own campaign, not co-ordinating with Party officials. It turns out that he did have a campaign website -- "Biblical Prohibition," although no one knew about it at the time. Your Editor chanced upon it in 2023.