Arthur H. James, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-1943.
flipFlip to The H.C. Frick Coal and Coke Corporation's Edenborn Mine after shooting of 12 coal strikers, outside Brownsville, PA., November, 1941.
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Oil on canvas of Arthur H. James.

Credit: Capitol Preservation Committee, and John Rudy Photography,

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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