Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Banks, Louis Albert
BANKS, LOUIS ALBERT, an American clergyman and writer, born at Corvallis, Ore., in 1855. He was educated at Philomath College and Boston University, and he entered the Methodist ministry in 1879. After several years as pastor in Kansas City he engaged in evangelistic work in 1911. In 1893 he was Prohibition candidate for governor of Massachusetts. He was the author of many books on religious subjects, including “Windows for Sermons” (1902); “The Great Portraits of the Bible” (1903); “The Religious Life of Famous Americans” (1902); “The Problems of Youth” (1909); “A Summer in Peter's Garden” (1913); “Ammunition for the Final Drive on Booze” (1917).