Benjamin Calvin Bubar, Jr.
— May 15
), better known as Ben Bubar
, was an ordained minister
who actively supported the temperance movement
. He was a life-long politician and was, in 1938, the youngest person ever to win election to the Maine House of Representatives
Bubar was the Prohibition Party candidate for the presidency of the United States in 1976 and 1980. The party has run candidates every year since 1876. Bubar was the last Prohibition Party candidate to have had political experience before running for the presidency.
His sister Rachel Bubar Kelly was the party's vice presidential candidate in 1996 as the running mate of Earl F. Dodge who had formerly been Bubar's running mate.