James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark of Missouri, the 36th Speaker of the House (1911–1919), adorns one of the many colorful cigar boxes bearing his likeness. Cigar makers used famous personages or landmarks on labels to increase their appeal. It made sense to use an image of Champ Clark, who The Lima News and Times-Democrat called “one of the most picturesque characters the world has ever produced.” Clark wasn’t always so happy to be a cigar model. “Some years ago, in a fit of temporary aberration,” he said, “I permitted a cigar manufacturer . . . to adorn the boxes with presentments of my handsome lineaments.” The cigars became popular nationally, but “the combination of rope filler and cabbage wrapper proved too strong” for their patrons, Clark remarked. Clark reported that the complaints he received became so “numerous, loud, long and painful” that right before becoming the Speaker he firmly stated, “there will be no campaign cigars named after me if I can prevent it.” Against his wishes, however, cigar companies continued to use his name and face to promote their wares.