Gene Amondson

Gene Amondson

Born Oct 15, 1943

Gene Amondson, was a landscape painter, woodcarver, Christian minister and prohibition activist who was the 2004 US presidential candidate for one faction of the Prohibition Party (Concerns of People Party) and the nominee of the unified party in 2008. Amondson was known for his anti-Alcohol activism and reenactments of sermons by preacher Billy Sunday.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1966 23 Years Old Amondson attended Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. In college, he occasionally drank wine. His anti-alcohol views did not take root until he attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky in 1966, and learned about temperance leader and preacher Billy Sunday. … Read More


1989 46 Years Old During a 1989 interview, Amondson explained that he did not protest the individuals that drank, but the large corporations that distributed liquor. … Read More


2003 60 Years Old In 2003, Amondson was approached by Thompson Township, Pennsylvania tax assessor James Hedges, the Prohibition Party's only elected official. … Read More
2004 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2004, Amondson received the presidential nomination of the larger faction. … Read More
In 2008, Amondson again received the party's presidential nomination, but fell short of his 2004 vote total.
On July 18, 2009, Amondson, who had previously been diagnosed with hypertension, suffered a brain aneurism which caused him to fall into a coma.
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