(1877-1950) was a leading temperance journalist (see temperance movement
). He became active in the Anti-Saloon League
and was appointed editor of the organization's publishing house, the American Issue Publishing Company. He edited and contributed to the writing of The Standard Encyclopedia of the Alcohol Problem
, a comprehensive six-volume work. In addition, he was active in establishing the World League Against Alcoholism.
Cherrington favored education over the coersive use of force to bring about Prohibition and sobriety, a position in direct opposition to that of Anti-Saloon leader Wayne Wheeler. Following a number of name changes, the league is now the American Council on Alcohol Problems.
Cherrington remained active in temperance activities until shortly before his death in 1950.
- Aaron, Paul, and Musto, David. Temperance and Prohibition in America: An Historical Overview. In: Moore, Mark H. , and Gerstein, Dean R. (eds.) Alcohol and Public Policy: Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition.. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1981. Pp. 127-180.
- Blocker, Jack S. American Temperance Movements: Cycles of Reform. Boston: Twayne, 1989.
- Cherrington, Ernest. America and the World Liquor Problem. Westerville, OH: American Issue Publishing Co., 1922.
- Odegard, Peter H. Pressure Politics: The Story of the Anti-Saloon League. NY: Columbia University Press, 1928.
- Westerville (Ohio) Public Library. Leaders: Ernest Cherrington. Westerville Public Library website.