Christian Party (United States, 1930s)

The Christian Party was an American fascist political party founded by William Dudley Pelley in 1935.[1] The party can be considered the political wing of Pelley's paramilitary organization, the Silver Legion of America. It ran with Pelley as its candidate for the 1936 presidential campaign[2] (Silver Legion member Willard Kemp was the vice presidential candidate). Pelley gained just 1,600 votes in the election.[3] The party was quickly dissolved after the United States entered World War II.


  1. ^ Barkun, Michael (1997). Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement. UNC Press Books. p. 91. ISBN 9780807846384.
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  3. ^ "William Dudley Pelley". American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. 1999.
Christian Party

Christian Party may refer to:

Christian Party of Austria

Christian Party (Lithuania)

Christian Party (Samoa)

Christian Party (UK), includes the Scottish Christian Party and the Welsh Christian Party

Christian Party (United States, 1930s), a fascist party founded by William Dudley Pelley

German American Bund

The German American Bund, or German American Federation (German: Amerikadeutscher Bund; Amerikadeutscher Volksbund, AV), was a German-American pro-Nazi organization established in 1936 to succeed Friends of New Germany (FoNG), the new name being chosen to emphasize the group's American credentials after press criticism that the organization was unpatriotic. The Bund was to consist only of American citizens of German descent. Its main goal was to promote a favorable view of Nazi Germany.

Silver Legion of America

The Silver Legion of America, commonly known as the Silver Shirts, was an underground American fascist organization founded by William Dudley Pelley that was headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina and announced publicly on January 30, 1933. The group was effectively dissolved on December 8, 1941 when police called for the open arrest of any individuals associated with the group.

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