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  Andrew Volstead
Andrew Volstead served as the county's prosecuting attorney from 1887-93 and from 1895-1903, and as mayor of Granite Falls from 1900-1902; he also squeezed in terms during that period as a member of the board of education (including a stint as president) and city attorney of Granite Falls.
Volstead explained at the time: "Business men can combine by putting their money into corporations, but it is impractical for farmers to combine their farms into similar corporate forms.
Volstead resumed law practice in Minnesota, then was hired in 1924 as legal adviser to the chief of the National Prohibition Enforcement Bureau.
www.lawzone.com /half-nor/volstead.htm   (575 words)

 University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives - Largest Co-ops Post Record Revenues in 1995
Volstead, a tobacco chewer, was a non-drinker and a supporter of prohibition; the act bore his name because of his extensive work in drafting the legislation.
Volstead noted that Kansas Senator Arthur Capper, who was to have carried the bill through the Senate, had little to do with its passage; Senator Frank B. Kellogg was chief spokesman for the Capper-Volstead bill in the Senate.
Volstead returned to Granite Falls in 1923 and practiced law until 1924, when he was appointed legal adviser to the chief of the National Prohibition Enforcement Bureau.
www.uwcc.wisc.edu /info/farmer/pre2001/091097e2.html   (1501 words)

 The 18th Amendment
The enforcement arm of the 18th amendment was the Volstead Act which placed the authority to enforce the amendment in the lap of the Treasury Department and defined what legally constituted an alcoholic beverage.
Andrew Volstead was the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and it was his duty to bring a sponsored bill on Prohibition before Congress.
Volstead was in favor of prohibition, and was also an outspoken supporter of civil rights and civil rights legislation such as an Anti-lynching Law.
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 Andrew Volstead
Volstead was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement and in Congress was one of the few politicians willing to argue for federal legislation against lynching.
Volstead was defeated in the 1922 election and returned to Minnesota where he worked as a lawyer.
Andrew Volstead died in Granite Falls, Minnesota, on 20th January, 1947.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAvolsteadA.htm   (236 words)

 ANDREW J. VOLSTEAD AND FAMILY: An Inventory of His Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society
Andrew John Volstead was born near Kenyon, Goodhue County, Minnesota on October 31, 1860.
This collection of papers is mainly related to his authorship of the National Prohibition Act of 1919 (known as the Volstead Act) and his 1922 re-election campaign.
In this folder is a biographical sketch of Volstead by Ari Hoogenboam from the Dictionary of American Biography (1971).
www.mnhs.org /library/findaids/P0012.html   (1801 words)

 Andrew Volstead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Olaf College and became a lawyer and was mayor or Granite Falls from 1900 to 1902.
Besides the Volstead Act, he helped author the Capper-Volstead Act, which enabled farmers to form combines without fear of prosecution under the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Volstead resumed the practice of law in Granite Falls, Minnesota where he died.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Andrew_Volstead   (223 words)

 Prohibition - IBWiki
Prohibition refers to the period from 1916 to 1932 when the sale, importation and manufacture of most alcoholic beverages was illegal in the NAL.
It was passed by Parliament during the Acting General Moderator-ship of Andrew Jan Volstead and was repealed during the administration of Franklin Donald Rosenberg.
Andrew J. Volstead's successor Jeremiah Jennings Bryan was likewise also in favor of Prohibition.
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 Volstead Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Act is named for Representative Andrew Volstead (Republican from Minnesota), the sponsor of the Act.
Prohibition was effectively repealed in early 1933 by the passage of the Blaine Act which allowed "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, 4% by volume).
The Twenty-first Amendment was ratified in December 1933, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment, and with it, repealing the Volstead Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Volstead_Act   (181 words)

 Regent Street - Volstead
Volstead is a 1920’s-inspired lounge bar, an oasis of elegance and sophistication in an increasingly hectic and jaded West End, a hedonistic party scene of the 1920’s, the fabled and oft-imitated Jazz Age.
An intimate venue, holding only 150, Volstead is named in ironic reference to Andrew Volstead, founder of the Prohibition Act.
The emphasis of the cocktail list for Volstead focuses on gins and bourbons, both for classic cocktails from the 1920’s and some contemporary favourites created by Andreas Tsanos.
www.regentstreetonline.com /RegentStreet/EatDrinkChannel/Volstead.htm   (301 words)

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The Volstead Act, which remained in effect until its repeal in 1933, provided a substantial boost to Tijuana's development.
With the enactment of the Volstead Act in 1919, America embarked on a social experiment known as Prohibition.
The golden era came to an abrupt and bitter end in 1919 with the passage of the Volstead Act.
www.lycos.com /info/volstead-act--federal-prohibition.html   (551 words)

 Prohibition History: The Eighteenth Amendment | History Firsthand
It was named after its sponsor, Andrew Volstead, a conservative Minnesota congressman.
Volstead and others had recognized early on that there were problems with the bill.
They have accepted the wet propaganda that the Volstead Act is very drastic and despotic and that the experience of the dry states in enforcing Prohibition was incorporated into the National Prohibition Act." But the hope was that the rough points would be ironed out down the line.
www.bookrags.com /history/prohibition/sub4.html   (474 words)

 Volstead Act
Andrew J. Volstead, Republican representative from Minnesota, was the driving force behind the National Prohibition Act (popularly the Volstead Act).
Volstead failed to get reelected in 1922, but some authorities have suggested that low farm prices, rather than prohibition legislation, accounted for his defeat.
In early 1933, in anticipation of the 18th Amendment's repeal, the Volstead Act was revised, which allowed the manufacture and sale of 3.2 percent beer.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1086.html   (376 words)

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Largely legislative and political materials of Volstead, a Granite Falls (Yellow Medicine County, Minn.) lawyer and Republican congressman (1903-1922), with some family and personal items.
Personal and family materials include information on Volstead's wife Helen, a teacher; data on Volstead's mortgages and expenditures, including letters (1911-1920) from Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr.; and invitations to social and other functions in Washington, D.C. These documents are organized into the following sections:
In this folder is a biographical sketch of Volstead by Ari Hoogenboam from the
www.mnhs.org /library/findaids/P0012.xml   (1687 words)

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[U]nder the Volstead Act it remained legal to drink sacramental wine in public churches and synagogues, whereas even religious use of entheogens is a crime today.
With this legislation by Senator Arthur Capper, a Republican from Kansas and Congressman Andrew Volstead, a Republican from Minnesota, farmers, through their cooperatives, pursued the "orderly marketing" of their crops.
Although the Volstead Act was passed in October 1919 and the United States Coast Guard set up its defenses against smuggling by sea in 1920, Americans refused, to take the prohibition against alcoholic beverages seriously.
www.lycos.com /info/volstead-act.html   (487 words)

The Volstead Act was passed to enforce this measure in 1919, and finally, the Prohibition era began at midnight on January 16, 1920.
The American people began to complain of "Volsteadism," which was the right of the police to search, seize, and even shoot simply on the grounds of the suspicion of there being the presence of alcohol.
This argument convinced many to support national prohibition and prompted the US government to approve the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act, which was named after Minnesota Congressman Andrew Volstead who introduced it in 1919.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Studio/8632/ESSAYS/ZPROHIB.html   (2343 words)

ANDREW J. Photo Mount inscribed and signed: "To Rev. C.
Photograph by Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C. Volstead was Republican Congressman from Minnesota from 1903-1923.
He was the author of the Volstead Act, passed in October 1919, which enforced the prohibition of the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquor under the 18th Amendment.
galleryofhistory.com /archive/3_2003/politicians/ANDREW_J_VOLSTEAD.htm   (150 words)

 Hemispheres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Andrew Volstead, the son of Norwegian immigrants and a nine-term Republican congressman from Minnesota, may deserve better than to be remembered or execrated for his infamous act.
According to the Volstead act, those who consumed beverages of 0.5 percent alcohol dwelt in the sunny uplands of perfect sobriety whilst swillers of 0.6 were lost in the devil’s den.
Volstead failed to win re-election in 1922 largely because of falling farm prices, not Prohibition.
www.hemispheresmagazine.com /nov06/cybersidebar.html   (4582 words)

 The American Experience | Mr. Miami Beach | People & Events | Prohibition
The 18th Amendment was difficult to enforce, "always… more of an ideal than a reality." The Volstead Act of 1919, named for its author, Minnesota senator Andrew Volstead, made provisions for Prohibition's enforcement, but it contained loopholes that invited abuses.
Volstead gave federal agents great freedom in investigating and prosecuting violations.
It also defined intoxicating liquor as having.5 percent alcoholic content; but liquor used for medicinal, sacramental or industrial purposes, no matter the alcoholic content, was legal.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/miami/peopleevents/pande06.html   (610 words)

 Volstead, Andrew Joseph - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Goodhue co., Minn. A lawyer, he held several local offices in Minnesota before serving (1903-23) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Volstead, Andrew Joseph" at HighBeam.
Federalism, positive law, and the emergence of the American administrative state: prohibition in the Taft Court era.
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 National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)
City offices; one room is a museum to Volstead.
From 1894 to 1930), this was the home of Andrew J. Volstead (1860-1947), the man who "personified prohibition." Volstead served in the House of Representatives (1903-23), where he drafted the National Prohibition Enforcement Act (1919), which became known as the Volstead Act.
The Volstead House is now the office of the Granite Falls Economic Development Authority, and has a person on-site to monitor the building.
tps.cr.nps.gov /nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1448&ResourceType=Building   (165 words)

 Prohibition History: Prohibition Is Unenforceable | History Firsthand
Before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, prominent New York politician Fiorello H. La Guardia theorized that Prohibition would be impossible to enforce.
He warned fellow congressman Andrew Volstead (author of the enforcement legislation bearing his name) that failure to enforce Prohibition would only breed contempt for the law.
By 1926 violations of the Volstead Act by career criminals as well as ordinary citizens were too numerous to count.
www.bookrags.com /history/prohibition/sub21.html   (552 words)

 Volstead Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was named after Andrew J. Volstead, a Republican Representative from Minnesota.
The Volstead Act gave federal agents the power to enforce Prohibition.
The law also made it legal for a head of household to produce 200 gallons of homemade wine each year.
www.california-wine-tours-and-accessories.com /volstead-act.html   (208 words)

 AllRefer.com - Andrew Joseph Volstead (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Andrew Joseph Volstead (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Andrew Joseph Volstead[vol´sted] Pronunciation Key, 1860–1947, American legislator, b.
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 October Potstirs
While a guest at the home of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee, he was offered another cup of coffee.
On October 28, 1919 the Volstead Act was passed.
The author of The Volstead Act was Andrew Volstead.
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 Volstead Act — FactMonster.com
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 West's Encyclopedia of American Law | Volstead, Andrew John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquor.
Volstead, a reluctant national symbol of Prohibition, was the product of modest, rural beginnings.
His parents had been Norwegian farmers who earned their living by selling surplus produce in Oslo street markets until they immigrated to the United...
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 Prohibition - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
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To enforce the 18th Amendment, Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, usually called the Volstead Act because Congressman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota introduced it in 1919.
This law defined the prohibited “intoxicating liquors” as those with an alcoholic content of more than 0.5 percent, although it made concessions for liquors sold for medicinal, sacramental, and industrial purposes, and for fruit or grape beverages prepared for personal use in homes.
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 Andrew John Volstead (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Andrew John Volstead - Google News (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)
Andrew John Volstead (1860 - 1947) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota.
He wrote the Volstead Act which enforced Prohibition in 1919.
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