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American President

Warren G. Harding (1865–1923)

Portrait of Warren G. Harding

Facts at a Glance

Term
29th President of the United States (1921–1923)
Born
November 2, 1865, Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
Nickname
None
Full Name
Warren Gamaliel Harding
Education
Ohio Central College (graduated 1882)
Religion
Baptist
Marriage
July 8, 1891, to Florence Kling DeWolfe (1860–1924)
Children
None
Career
Editor-Publisher
Political Party
Republican
Writings
Rededicating America (1920), with Frederick E.Shortemeier; Our Common Country (1921), ed. by Frederick E. Shortemeier
Died
August 2, 1923, San Francisco, California
Buried
Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio
A Life in Brief
A conservative politician from Ohio, Harding had few enemies because he rarely took a firm enough stand on an issue to make any. Who would have suspected that the man to succeed Woodrow Wilson, America’s most visionary President, would be a man who saw the President’s role as largely ceremonial? More »

Warren G. Harding Speech Exhibit

Essays on Warren G. Harding and His Administration

Warren Gamaliel Harding
A Life in Brief
Life Before the Presidency
Campaigns and Elections
Domestic Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Death of the President
Family Life
The American Franchise
Impact and Legacy
Key Events
First Lady
Florence Harding
Vice President
Calvin Coolidge (1921–1923)
Secretary of State
Charles Evans Hughes (1921–1923)
Secretary of War
John W. Weeks (1921–1923)
Postmaster General
William H. Hays (1921–1922)
Hubert Work (1922–1923)
Harry S. New (1923)
Secretary of the Interior
Albert B. Fall (1921–1923)
Hubert Work (1923)
Secretary of Commerce
Herbert C. Hoover (1921–1923)
Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon (1921–1923)
Attorney General
Harry M. Daugherty (1921–1923)
Secretary of the Navy
Edwin Denby (1921–1923)
Secretary of Agriculture
Henry C. Wallace (1921–1923)
Secretary of Labor
James J. Davis (1921–1923)

Consulting Editor: Eugene Trani

Dr. Trani is the former president of Virginia Commonwealth University. His writings include:

Presidency of Warren G. Harding (part of the American Presidency Series, co-authored with David L. Wilson, The Regents Press of Kansas, 1977; second printing, 1985; third printing, 1989)

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S.-Soviet Relations (Co-authored with Donald E. Davis, published in English by University of Missouri Press, 2002; in Russian by Olma-Press Publishing House, 2002; in Chinese by Peking University Press, 2007)