Who Is X?

Read the quote from the Chicago Tribune newspaper and decide to whom it was referring.


James Cox



Actually, X is the one no one selected. The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, was referring to 1920 Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio Governor James M. Cox. The editorial board made the statement after Cox compared Republican candidate, Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding, to a character from a popular newspaper comic. Find out more in this article from the Newberry Library: Harding the Happy Hooligan.