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Portrait, Warren Gamaliel Harding

Warren Gamaliel Harding

29th President of the United States
(March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923)

Nickname: None listed.

Born: November 2, 1865, near Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
Died: August 2, 1923, in San Francisco, California

Father: George Tyron Harding
Mother: Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson Harding
Married: Florence Kling De Wolfe (1860-1924), on July 8, 1891
Children: Elizabeth Ann Christian (illegitimate child by Nan Britton) (1919- )

Religion: Baptist
Education: Graduated from Ohio Central College (1882)
Occupation: Editor-Publisher
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $75,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1920 Warren G. Harding 16,143,407 404
James M. Cox 9,130,328 127

Vice President: tiny U.S. flag Calvin Coolidge (1921-23)

Cabinet:

Secretary of State
Charles Evans Hughes (1921-23)
Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon (1921-23)
Secretary of War
John W. Weeks (1921-23)
Attorney General
Harry M. Daugherty (1921-23)
Postmaster General
William H. Hays (1921-22)
Hubert Work (1922-23)
Harry S. New (1923)
Secretary of the Navy
Edwin Denby (1921-23)
Secretary of the Interior
Albert B. Fall (1921-23)
Hubert Work (1923)
Secretary of Agriculture
Henry C. Wallace (1921-23)
Secretary of Commerce
tiny U.S. flag Herbert C. Hoover (1921-23)
Secretary of Labor
James J. Davis (1921-23)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Warren G. Harding -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Warren G. Harding -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Francis Russell, author of The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times, along with suggestions for further reading.
Warren Harding -- from The American President
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Historical Documents:

Inaugural Address (1921)

Media Resources:

Audio
From a speech in which Harding repeatedly uses the term: "America First" (2:25)
RealAudio | MP3 (1,139K)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
"Readjustment" from the 1920 election campaign
From the Library of Congress Voices of the Presidential Election of 1920.

Other Internet Resources:

None

Points of Interest:


Previous President: tiny U.S. flag Woodrow Wilson | Next President: tiny U.S. flag Calvin Coolidge

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