Warren G. Harding (1865 – 1923) [cite this] More images » Life in Brief: A conservative politician from Ohio, Warren G. 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 … more life in brief » Essays about Warren G. Harding Life in Brief Life in Brief: A conservative politician from Ohio, Warren G. 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 large… Life Before the Presidency Life Before the Presidency: Warren G. Harding, called “Winnie” by his mother, was born on November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio. When he was ten, his family moved to the small Ohio village of Caledonia where he was raised. Both his parents were doctors—an unusual distinction for Phoebe Harding, who was granted a medi… Campaigns and Elections Campaigns and Elections: The Campaign and Election of 1920: No one expected Warren G. Harding to gain the Republican nomination for President when he arrived at the Chicago convention in 1920. No one, that is, except his close friend and political manager, Harry Daugherty, the wealthy corporate lawyer and lobbyist from Ohi…Domestic Affairs Domestic Affairs: As President, Warren G. Harding often seemed overwhelmed by the burdens of his administration. He frequently confided to his friends that the job was beyond him. But he worked at his duties intensely and tried to keep his campaign promise of naming the best men in the nation to his cabinet. Some of …Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs: Warren Harding gave his secretary of state, Charles Evans Hughes, a free hand in foreign affairs. A leading internationalist, Hughes worked with Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon to design a foreign policy enabling the U.S. to participate in the world's…Family Life Family Life: Warren and Florence Harding had no family life in the White House to speak of. Although Florence had a son by a prior marriage, her marriage with Warren did not produce any offspring. Thus, their social affairs were limited to elegant garden parties and typical affairs of state. They loved to entert…The American Franchise The American Franchise: The Warren G. Harding years ushered in a new era of prosperity for the American electorate. After a brief recession in 1920, prosperity returned with a burst of buying by Americans eager to make up for their wartime deprivations. The gross national product (GNP) increased by 16 percent between 1921 …Impact and Legacy Impact and Legacy: Most historians rank Harding as the worst of all American Presidents. Recently, some revisionists see him as an important transitional figure whose easy-going ways helped bridge the gap between Wilsonian idealism and the business prosperity of the Coolidge and Hoover years. Harding is also given… About His Administration First Lady Florence Harding Vice President Calvin Coolidge (1921–1923) Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes (1921–1923) Secretary of the Interior Hubert Work (1923) Albert B. Fall (1921–1923) Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty (1921–1923) Postmaster General Harry S. New (1923) Hubert Work (1922–1923) William H. Hays (1921–1922) Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon (1921–1923) Secretary of Labor James J. Davis (1921–1923) Secretary of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover (1921–1923) Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace (1921–1923) Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby (1921–1923) Secretary of War John W. Weeks (1921–1923) Facts about Warren G. Harding Term: 29th President of the United States (1921 – 1923) Born: November 2, 1865, Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio Political Party: Republican Died: August 02, 1923 Nickname: None Education: Ohio Central College (graduated 1882) Religion: Baptist Marriage: July 8, 1891, to Florence Kling DeWolfe (1860–1924) Children: None Career: Editor-Publisher Buried: Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio WritingsRededicating America (1920), with Frederick E.Shortemeier; Our Common Country (1921), ed. by Frederick E. Shortemeier Warren G. Harding Image Gallery More images » Citation Information 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) Calvin Coolidge » « Woodrow Wilson American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!