He became a member of the Unionist Government in Dec. 1917.
The "passive resistance" movement, with Dr Clifford as its chief leader, had a large share in the defeat of the Unionist government in January 1906, and his efforts were then directed to getting a new act passed which should be undenominational in character.
The unionist constitution, devised by Christian VIII., and pro mulgated by his successor, Frederick VII.
In the crisis of 1860-61 Texas sided with the other Southern States in spite of the strong Unionist influence exerted by the German settlers and by Governor Sam Houston.
During the remainder of 1903 the struggle within the Unionist party continued.