Pinback button promoting James Cox for president, 1920. Litho. J.L. Lynch, Chicago.
As Woodrow Wilson's annointed successor, Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio had reason to be sure of himself upon entering the 1920 presidential race. It was Cox's close ties with the administration, however, that proved his greatest liability, and he lost to fellow Ohioan and newspaperman, Senator Warren G. Harding.