Earl R. Chalfant

Los Angeles, California minister Earl R. Chalfant placed himself in nomination for president at the 1943 Prohibition convention.  He received no votes.
     Chalfant had run for California Assembly District 52 in 1942, receiving a respectable 3.53% of the vote.
     Earl Chalfont was born 30 January, 1885, in Belmont, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.  He died 8 January 1968.  His father, Arthur, was a preacher; his mother, Alice, was a Welsh immigrant.  In the 1940 census, his occupation is stated to be “carpenter.” 
     An obituary published in the 10 December 1968 Pomona Progress-Bulletin says that he had moved to California from Wisconsin  in 1900 and had lived in Apple Valley before coming to Pomona in 1964.  He taught in the South Pasadena public schools for 20 years.  He was a Methodist.

Thanks to Tim SanSoucie for this research!


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