Joshua Levering

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Joshua Levering
Personal details
Born(1846-09-12)September 12, 1846
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedOctober 6, 1935(1935-10-06) (aged 89)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 1884)
Prohibition (1884–1935)

Joshua Levering (1846–1935)[1] was a prominent Baptist leader. He was president of the trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, co-founder of the American Baptist Educational Society, and co-founder of the Layman's Missionary Movement.

A strong supporter of the temperance movement, Levering became the presidential candidate of the Prohibition Party in the election of 1896 and received 132,007 votes.

According to a New York Times obituary October 6, 1935, the "Noted dry leader" died at the age of 90 in Baltimore.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
John Bidwell
Prohibition nominee for President of the United States
Served alongside: Charles Eugene Bentley
Succeeded by
John G. Woolley
Religious titles
Preceded by
E. W. Stephens
President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Succeeded by
Edwin Dargan