Pennsylvania Governor William C. Sproul speaking before an audience of national leaders, 1922.
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Governor William C. Sproul of Pa., at a podium. Gov Sproul at podium, 1922. 
President Warren G. Harding is sitting to his left.

Credit: Library of Congress

In 1920, Pennsylvania Governor William C. Sproul turned down an informal offer to run as the Republican party's vice presidential nominee with Warren G. Harding, seated to his left. Had he been on the ticket, Sproul would have become president after Harding died in office in 1922.

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