Gene Amondson

Gene C. Amondson (October 15, 1943 – July 20, 2009) was a painter, woodcarver, Christian minister and prohibition activist, who was the 2004 US presidential nominee for one faction of the Prohibition Party and the nominee of the unified party in 2008.

The son of a logger, Amondson was born into a Pacific Northwest lumberjack culture laden bearing in mind alcoholism. He became impatient in the temperance occupation while attending Divinity School. After establishing himself as a preacher and performer in the community of Vashon Island, Washington, Amondson began touring the nation reenacting Billy Sunday sermons and attending happenings dressed as the Grim Reaper to commotion alcohol corporations.

Amondson's activism attracted declaration from the Prohibition Party, which had been on bad terms into two factions in 2003. In 2004, Amondson time-honored the presidential nomination of the larger faction. On Election Day, he tallied more than a thousand votes and curtains in third place in several Louisiana parishes. With the death of the other faction leader in 2007, the party reunified. In 2008, Amondson again usual the party's presidential nomination, but fell immediate of his 2004 vote total. He died in 2009 after misery a stroke.

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