A group of Richmond business and professional men organized themselves as the Virginia Association for Local Self- Government. They were opposed to the prohibition referendum of 1914. Among the leaders of the new organization were Judge George L. Christian, former president of the Virginia State Bar Association, Dr. Stuart McGuire, a noted surgeon, and Royal E. Cabell, a distinguished lawyer and a former United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
The Association for Local Self-Government went distributed propaganda to counter the flood of literature of the Anti-Saloon League and the W.C.T.U. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Virginia Association for Local Self-Government.
Prohibition Comes to Virginia. The Referendum of 1914
Author(s): Robert A. Hohner
Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 75, No. 4 (Oct., 1967), pp. 473-488