Alfred H. Love

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Alfred Henry Love (September 7, 1830 – June 29, 1913) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was an American political activist.


He was born on September 7, 1830 to William H. Love and Rachel Evans.

He founded the Universal Peace Union in Providence, Rhode Island in 1866 and served as its president until his death.[1] In the 1888 U.S. presidential election, he was the Vice Presidential nominee of the National Equal Rights Party as the running mate of Belva Ann Lockwood. Love withdrew before the election and was replaced by Charles Stuart Wells.

Among his activities, Love tried to support gaining justice for American Indian tribes in the West, who were being forced off traditional lands onto reservations, often located hundreds of miles distant from their old territories. In 1875, he met with Alfred B. Meacham, a member of the peace commission to end the Modoc War, and members of the Modoc people, including Toby Riddle and Frank Riddle, who were on a national lecture tour.

In 1906, Love was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by eight United States Senators and Hannis Taylor. He also was nominated in 1903 by Andrew Palm and in 1904 by Edvard Wavrinsky.[2]

He died on June 29, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Alfred H. Love" (PDF). The New York Times. June 30, 1913. Retrieved 2012-09-12. Alfred H. Love, President of the Universal Peace Union since its formation in 1866 ...
  2. ^ Nomination Database at

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