Ohio, ND, ca.1917-1919, Issued certificate signed by Ohio Governor, Black on orange undertint, statue of liberty flanks title, Governor James Middleton Cox (1870 – 1957) was the 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio, a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in the election of 1920. He founded the chain of newspapers that continues today as Cox Enterprises, a media conglomerate. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1909 to 1913 before winning election as Governor of Ohio. Cox supported Woodrow Wilson's handling of World War I and its aftermath. He was chosen as the Democratic nominee for president on the fourth ballot of the 1920 Democratic National Convention. Running on a ticket with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cox suffered the worst defeat in presidential election history as the country accepted Republican nominee Warren G. Harding's call for a "return to normalcy" after the Wilson years. VF condition with toning on margins from where certificate was previously framed.