Hiram Johnson

 

Hiram Johnson was a very successful politician.  In 1910 he was elected Governor of California as a Progressive Republican.  In 1912 he ran as Theodore Roosevelt’s Veep on the Bull Moose Party Platform, which, although the ticket ultimately was defeated gave him national renown.  Re-elected as Governor in 1914, he was elected to the Senate in 1916, a seat he would hold until his death in 1945.  In 1920 he was hopeful that he could carry the banner of Progressiveness as the Republican nominee for President. Progressivism was a waning force in the Republican party, but Johnson was willing to roll the dice.

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