james middleton cox

pugipugipugi43  asked:

James Cox and FDR ran on the same ticket in 1920(and lost badly), and FDR of course eventually was elected POTUS in 1932. I learned recently that Cox died on July 15, 1957, nearly a quarter century after Roosevelt defeated Hoover. Since you've read up on this shit as a historian I was wondering, are there any records of interactions made between Cox and Roosevelt after Roosevelt became president, or even when he was president-elect?

Governor Cox stayed active for most of the rest of his long life and campaigned for FDR in all four of Roosevelt’s Presidential campaigns. President Roosevelt also found various commissions or positions that he appointed Cox to, like sending him to the London Economic Conference as part of the American delegation in the early months of FDR’s term. I’d recommend checking out Cox’s autobiography A Journey Through My Years for more on his life and career.