Warren G. Harding

29th US President Warren G. Harding Full Name: Warren G. Harding
Nationality: American

Profession: 29th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Senator from Ohio, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

Presidential Term: March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923
Preceded By: Woodrow Wilson
Succeeded By: Calvin Coolidge

Why Famous: 29th President of the United States. Only in office for two years until his death, Harding is often ranked among the worst presidents.

Following his death in 1923 several scandals came to light, primarily the controversy over the Teapot Dome oil reserves and revelations about his extra-marital affairs.

He appointed several well-known figures to his cabinet, and in 1922 the major powers agreed on naval limitations at the Washington Conference, a significant post-war achievement.

Born: November 2, 1865
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA

Died: August 2, 1923 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke

Married Life

  • 1891-07-08 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

Historical Events in the Life of Warren G. Harding

  • 1920-06-11 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president
  • 1920-11-02 Warren G. Harding elected 29th US President
  • 1921-03-04 Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States
  • 1921-05-17 US President Warren G. Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show
  • 1921-07-02 Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany
  • 1921-11-11 US President Warren G. Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
  • 1921-11-23 US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • 1922-04-07 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals
  • 1922-06-14 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
  • 1922-09-21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1923-03-14 US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes
  • 1923-07-08 Warren G. Harding becomes 1st sitting US President to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
  • 1923-08-03 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding

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