American Presidents

Warren G.Harding
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Did You Know?

• He was the first president to ride to his inauguration in an automobile.
• While in office, he was the first president to visit both Alaska and Canada.
• He was considered personally popular but allowed his cabinet members to take over his presidency.
• He was a newspaper editor in Marion, Ohio.


Key Events in the Administration

Warren G. Harding
(November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923)

Life Facts

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• First Lady: Florence "Fossie" Mabel Kling Harding, Wife
• Number of Children: 1
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: Ohio Central College
• Religion: Baptist
• Profession: Teacher, Insurance Salesman, Reporter, Publisher

Public Service:
• Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1921 - 8/2/1923
• Presidency Number: 29
• Number of Terms: 1
• Why Presidency Ended: Death
• Party: Republican
• His Vice President(s): Calvin Coolidge
• Senator: Ohio (1915-1921)
• State Legislative Service: OH (1899-1903)
• Other Offices: Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Warren G. Harding Birthplace
Gravesite: Harding Memorial
Home: President Harding's Home

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
Related Links
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Papers: Ohio Historical Society - Columbus, OH, 614-297-2300
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• Warren G. Harding Life Portrait: From President Harding’s Home - Marion, OH
 Guests included: Robert Ferrell, author, The Strange Deaths of President Harding; Eugene Trani, author, The Presidency of Warren Harding; and Melinda Gilpin, site director, Harding Home State Memorial Watch | Order Videotape
• Online chat with Robert Rupp, history professor, West Virginia Wesleyan College Read the Transcript
• Don Ritchie on Harding's Senate career Watch
• Mary Wolfskill, Library of Congress; and Carl Anthony, author, Florence Harding; on Evalyn McLean's papers (McLean was a friend and confidant of Florence Harding and one-time owner of the Hope diamond) Watch
• The Prez: A Ragtime Scandal (musical about Harding) Watch
• Booknotes with Robert Ferrell, The Strange Deaths Of President Harding Watch  

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