WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING
by John T. Marck
Term- March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923
Birth: Blooming Grove (Corsica), Ohio November 2, 1865.
Ancestry: English and Scotch-Irish
Marriage: Marion, Ohio, July 8, 1891 to Florence Kling De Wolfe, who was born in Marion, Ohio, August 15, 1860. Florence died in Marion, Ohio, November 21, 1924 and is buried at the Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio.
Home: Marion, Ohio.
Education: Local schools; Ohio Central College.
Occupation before Presidency: Newspaper editor
Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of the Ohio Senate; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio; U.S. Senator.
Age at Inauguration: 55
Harding Administration: Vice President: Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, Inauguration March 4, 1921, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Death: San Francisco, California, August 2, 1923
Cause of Death: Apoplexy at age 57.
Place of Burial: Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio.
Harding's campaign for President promised a "return to normalcy", following World War I, and thus won by a landslide. He promised to choose the best minds to advise him and did appoint some good men. But his administration became known for its corruption. The Teapot Dome Scandal, an oil field scandal in the Teapot Dome area of Wyoming, which ruined important men he himself had chosen. Harding died before the scandal was known.
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