Champ Clark
May 25, 1912

Although House Speaker Champ Clark of Missouri was the favorite for the 1912 Democratic Presidential nomination, he also filed a declaration of candidacy for his seat in the House of Representatives. In this cartoon Clark remains firmly attached to his seat in the House while he reaches for the Presidential chair. His caution paid off after he lost the Presidential nomination to Woodrow Wilson but secured another term as Speaker of the House.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives