Mathew, Theobald(redirected from Theobald Mathew (temperance reformer))
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Mathew, Theobald,1790–1856, Irish social worker and temperance leader, a Capuchin priest. Father Mathew spent many years working for the welfare and education of the poor. In 1838 he took a pledge of total abstinence and thereafter devoted himself to the cause of temperance, campaigning in Ireland, England, and North America.
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