Dr. Clarence True Wilson
May, 1929
Clarence True Wilson (1872 - 1939) was appointed General Secretary of the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals (MBTP) in 1910. He served in this position for twenty-five years. During Prohibition, the MBTP was an official agency of the northern Methodist Episcopal Church. According to one source, from 1925 to 1935 Clarence Darrow and Wilson held 46 debates on prohibition. In the summer of 1931, Darrow and Wilson traveled to Toronto Canada to conduct a joint study of Ontario's government liquor control. During the course of their debates and the time they spent together Darrow and Wilson became very good friends. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-npcc-17419