Moustaches, Muttonchops, and Beards

And the Winner Is...

We asked our patrons and blog readers to vote for their favorite gentlemen during the summer of 2012. When the ballots were tallied, the winner with 28% of the votes cast was:

Joseph Ward

Joseph Ward portrait

The prize for Favorite Historic Congregational Figure with Superlative Facial Hair goes to Joseph Ward (1838-1889), pastor, missionary, and South Dakota state founder!

Thank you to everyone who voted.

For a more in-depth introduction to the man, we have put together this short list of web resources: