The Presidents of the USA

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Warren Harding
1921-1923


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Warren Gamaliel Harding
 

birthplace

Blooming Grove, OH

birthday

November 2

Life

1865-1923

age

OFC:55 , d. 58

party

Republican

presidency highlights

Teapot Dome and other scandals — 1923: Death in office

nickname:

vice-president:

Calvin Coolidge
picture of President Warren Harding

previous office

Senator (Ohio)

key background fact:

He had been a successful publisher of the Marion Star newspaper

occupation

Newspaper Publisher/Editor

military service

none

children

wife:

Florence Kling DeWolfe (1891)

height

6' 0'' / 1.83 m

higher education

Ohio Central College

religion

Baptist

 

quote

"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

actions & events

  • 1921 Federal Highway Act - the age of the "motor car"
  • 1922 Great Railway strike
  •  Bureau of Veterans Affairs
  •  Teapot Dome scandal and many others

economy

  •  Tax cuts for the rich and the end of antitrust policies
  • 1921 Budget Bureau
  • 1921 Emergency Tariff
  • 1922 Capper-Volstead Act: farmers unions allowed

foreign affairs

  • 1921  Knox–Porter Resolution: official end of war with Germany & Austria
  • 1921-22 Naval Disarmament Conference to limit battleships

military activity

    unique facts

    • The first publisher to become president.
    • The highest ever percentage of vote in 1920 election: 60%
    • The first president to visit Alaska and Canada.

    interesting

    Had suffered nervous breakdowns at age 24 and spent time in a sanitarium.
    Organized liquor parties and poker nights in White House despite prohibition. Had countless mistresses.

    military activity


      Legacy

      Presided over one of the most corrupt administrations. Very popular as president, he was later regarded as one of the worst presidents. Hardworking though. He pushed a pro-business agenda.

      Harding and Coolidge

      Harding and Coolidge