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Arthur H. James, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-1943.
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Offical portrait of Arthur H. James, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-1943.

Credit: Courtesy of Capitol Preservation Committee, http://cpc.state.pa.us and John Rudy Photography, http://www.johnrudy.com

In 1940, Pennsylvania Governor Arthur H. James was nominated as a dark horse candidate at the Republican presidential convention. After six ballots, James withdrew this name. "I was convinced that we were going to have a war." He would later explain. "I didn't want to be a war President."

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