He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1900 to 1904.
Cole was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Findlay, Toledo, and Columbus, Ohio. Legal adviser to the Comptroller of the Currency in 1912 and 1913. Cole served as chairman of the speakers' bureau for the Republican National Committee in 1916. He was also chosen as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916, 1924, and 1928.
Cole enlisted in the United States Army on June 6, 1917, serving overseas as major and lieutenant colonel in the 37th Infantry Division, taking part in many major engagements.
Following the termination of hostilities, Cole became one of the founders of the American Legion at Paris on February 15, 1919.
He was honorably discharged from the service April 6, 1919 and thereafter returned to civilian life.
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