Aaron Watkins
Personal details
Born
Aaron Sherman Watkins

(1863-11-29)November 29, 1863
Rushsylvania, Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 1941(1941-02-09) (aged 77)
Rushsylvania, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyProhibition

Aaron Sherman Watkins (November 29, 1863 – February 9, 1941), born in Ohio, was a president of Asbury College in Kentucky. Before his ordination as a Methodist minister, he practiced law with his brother. He was the grandfather of Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, W. Dean Watkins.

Long dedicated to promoting the temperance movement, Watkins served as Prohibition Party candidate for various political offices. These included:

Watkins received honorary degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Humane Letters and Doctor of Philosophy.

See also

Party political offices Preceded byGeorge W. Carroll Prohibition nominee for Vice President of the United States 1908, 1912 Succeeded byIra Landrith Preceded byFrank Hanly Prohibition nominee for President of the United States 1920 Succeeded byHerman P. Faris