They were Arthur Capper, who served as governor of Kansas from 1915 to 1919 and then as a senator from 1919 to 1949, and Andrew Volstead
, a congressman from Minnesota who had recently become chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
The front label looks like it was ripped from a vintage issue of Harper's Weekly with a caricature of Andrew Volstead
, the unlikely hero of vodka.
While it has a technical name, like the Sherman Act it became known by the names of its primary supporters, Senator Arthur Capper and Representative Andrew Volstead
What famous military enterprise was Congressman Andrew Volstead
, was passed commanded by the Duke of Medina Sidonia?
The notorious Volstead Act, named after US Congressman Andrew Volstead
, was passed in 1919.
One of the most interesting parts of the book is a short biography of Andrew Volstead
, the son of Norwegian immigrant farmers who was born in southeastern Minnesota, went to law school, was elected to Congress, became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and was somewhat unjustly vilified after the start of Prohibition, when the Volstead Act was named for him.
Congressman Andrew Volstead
, author of the Volstead Act of 1919, introduced a new bill to prohibit sale of beer to the sick, even with medical prescriptions.