Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for Vice President

The 1920 Democratic National Convention chose Roosevelt as the candidate for Vice President of the United States on the ticket headed by Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, helping build a national base, but the Cox-Roosevelt ticket was heavily defeated by Republican Warren G. Harding in the presidential election. Roosevelt then retired to a New York legal practice and joined the newly organized New York Civitan Club,[29] but few doubted that he would soon run for public office again.

The 1920 Democratic National Convention chose Roosevelt as the candidate for Vice President on the ticket headed by Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, helping build a national base. The Cox-Roosevelt ticket lost in a huge landslide to Republican Warren Harding. Roosevelt then retired to a New York City legal practice, but few doubted that he would soon run for public office again.

Roosevelt's popularity and success in naval affairs resulted in his being nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party in 1920 on a ticket headed by James M. Cox of Ohio. However, popular sentiment against Wilson's plan for US participation in the League of Nations propelled Republican Warren Harding into the presidency, and Roosevelt returned to private life.