Hawkins, John H. W.
|Birthname||John Henry Willis Hawkins|
|born on||28 September 1797 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Baltimore, Maryland, 39n17, 76w37|
|Timezone||LMT m76w37 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°46' 12°04 Asc. 06°11'|
American prohibitionist, a reformer known as the "Major-General of the Total Abstinence Army." A former drinker, he pledged total abstinence from alcohol on 12 June 1840. After 17 years of campaigning, he died on 26 August 1859 at age 61.
Sy Scholfield quotes from a letter written by him as transcribed in Life of John H.W. Hawkins by William George Hawkin (E.P. Dutton, 1859), pages 403-404: "Monday morning, September the 28th ; that is my birthday, when, if I should live, I shall be sixty years of age. Drink it [a toast] about six o'clock in the morning, as that was about the hour I came into this world of trial."
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Prohibitionist)