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E. Harold Munn

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E. Harold Munn
Chairman of the Prohibition Party
In office
Preceded byLowell H. Coate
Succeeded byCharles Wesley Ewing
Chairman of the Michigan Prohibition Party
In office
Personal details
Earle Harold Munn

(1903-11-29)November 29, 1903
Bay Village, Dover Bay, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 6, 1992(1992-06-06) (aged 88)
Hillsdale, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyProhibition
Spouse(s)Luella Mae Asfahl
MotherEalla Carrie Deming
FatherEarle Orren Munn
EducationGreenville College
University of Michigan

Earle Harold Munn (November 29, 1903 – June 6, 1992), also known as E. Harold Munn, was an American politician who served as the vice presidential and presidential nominee of the Prohibition Party and as its chairman. He is currently the most recent Prohibition Party presidential nominee to receive over 20,000 votes.


Earle Harold Munn was born on November 29, 1903, to Earle Orren Munn and Ealla Carrie Deming in Bay Village, Ohio. He attended Greenville College and in 1928, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's degree and from 1927 to 1937 he served as a teacher at Central Academy and College and later became a professor at Greenville College.

During the 1932 presidential election he supported Herbert Hoover in an attempt to save prohibition, but Hoover was defeated in a landslide. In 1941, he ran for a seat on Michigan board of regents as a member of the Prohibition Party. In 1947 he became the chairman of the Michigan Prohibition Party and later ran for governor twice in 1952 and 1954.[1] In 1959, he ran for a seat on the Coldwater Board of Education and won the election.[2][3]


In 1955, he was elected as the national chairman of the party without any opposition. During the 1960 presidential election the Prohibition Party's national convention was held in Winona Lake, Indiana and on September 3, 1959, Rutherford Decker and Munn were given the presidential and vice-presidential nominations by ninety five delegates.[4]

On August 27, 1963, around three hundred delegates attended the Prohibition National Convention in Chicago, Illinois and voted to give the party's presidential nomination to Munn and its vice-presidential nomination to Mark R. Shaw and in the general election he received 23,267 votes.[5] On June 29, 1968, fifty six delegates attended the convention in Detroit, Michigan and voted to give him the presidential nomination again with Rolland E. Fisher as his running mate and in the general election he received 15,123 votes.[6] On June 25, 1971, Munn won the presidential nomination again on the first ballot at the national convention in Wichita, Kansas with Marshall E. Uncapher as his running mate and received 13,497 votes in the general election.[7]

On June 6, 1992, he died in Hillsdale, Michigan at age 88.

Electoral history

E. Harold Munn electoral history
1952 Michigan gubernatorial election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,431,893 49.96% +0.20%
Republican Frederick M. Alger Jr. 1,423,275 49.66% -0.04%
Prohibition E. Harold Munn 8,990 0.31% -0.14%
Socialist Labor Theos A. Grove 1,192 0.04% -0.02%
Socialist Workers Howard Lerner 628 0.02% -0.01%
N/A Other 2 0.00%
Total votes '2,865,980' '100.00%'
1954 Michigan gubernatorial election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,216,308 55.62% +5.66%
Republican Donald S. Leonard 963,300 44.05% -5.61%
Prohibition E. Harold Munn 5,824 0.27% -0.04%
Socialist Labor Theos A. Grove 980 0.05% +0.01%
Socialist Workers Frank Lovell 615 0.03% +0.01%
Total votes '2,187,027' '100.00%'


  1. ^ "Munn runs, gets none". The Collegian. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ "E. Harold Munn Seeks Coldwater Trustee Position". Battle Creek Enquirer. May 8, 1959. p. 12. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  3. ^ "Members of Youth Fellowship To Hold Annual Picnic Sunday". Battle Creek Enquirer. June 26, 1959. p. 5. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  4. ^ "Party Names Candidates". The South Bend Tribune. September 4, 1959. p. 22. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  5. ^ "Prohibitionists Urge 'Equal Time' Repeal". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. August 30, 1963. p. 14. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  6. ^ "Political parties". Petaluma Argus-Courier. July 17, 1987. p. 19. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  7. ^ "Prohibition Party Nominates Dean". Manitowoc Herald-Times. June 28, 1971. p. 5. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020 – via
  8. ^ "MI Governor 1952". 13 July 2004.
  9. ^ "MI Governor 1954". 13 July 2004.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rutherford Decker
Prohibition Party Presidential candidate
1964, 1968, 1972
Succeeded by
Benjamin C. Bubar
Preceded by
Edwin M. Cooper
Prohibition Party Vice Presidential candidate
Succeeded by
Mark R. Shaw
Preceded by
Lowell H. Coate
Prohibition Party Chairman
Succeeded by
Charles Wesley Ewing
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