D. Leigh Colvin
D. Leigh Colvin

David Leigh Colvin (January 28, 1880[1] – September 7, 1959) was an American politician and member of the Prohibition Party and the Law Preservation Party.

He attended the American Temperance University and Ohio Wesleyan University before going on to study law at the University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, and Columbia University.

He ran for U.S. Senator from New York in 1916 and 1932, for Mayor of New York City in 1917, for Vice President of the United States in 1920, for U.S. Representative from New York in 1922, and for President of the United States in 1936.

Colvin was Chairman of the Prohibition National Committee from 1926 to 1932.

See also


  1. ^ David Leigh Colvin (1913). The Bicameral Principle in the New York Legislature. Columbia University. p. 193.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ira Landrith
Prohibition Party Vice Presidential candidate
1920 (lost)
Succeeded by
Marie C. Brehm