Brehm, Marie Caroline, 1859-1926

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Marie Brehm (b. June 30, 1859, Sandusky, OH-d. Jan. 21, 1926, Passadena, CA) was the first legally qualified woman to run for Vice President of the United States in 1924 on the Prohibition Party ticket. She lived in Illinois was involved in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) starting in 1891. By 1901 Brehm was elected president of the Illinois WCTU. In 1906, she began working for the Board of Temperance of the Presbyterian Church. Pres. Taft appointed Brehm delegate to the Twelfth International Congress Against Alcoholism (1909). She delivered the address on temperance at the World’s Sunday School Convention (1913) and Pres. Wilson appointed her US delegate for the Fourteenth International Congress Against Alcoholism (1913). In addition to her work with the WCTU, Brehm a member of the new National Party and chair of the National Prohibition Party Convention of 1920. She was a member of the National Party. She was the sixth victim of a grandstand collapse on New Year's Day in California, 1926.
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Illinois IL US
Pasadena CA US
Sandusky OH US
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Prohibition
Temperance
Occupation
Lecturers
Activist
Politicians
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Birth 1859-06-30

Death 1926-01-21

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