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Warren G. Harding
The 29th U. An Ohio native and Republican, Harding was a successful newspaper publisher who served in the Ohio legislature and the U. As president, he favored pro-business policies and limited immigration. He was the oldest of eight children of George Harding , a farmer who later became a doctor and part owner of a local newspaper, and Phoebe Dickerson Harding , a midwife. Harding graduated from Ohio Central College now defunct in and moved to Marion, Ohio, where he eventually found work as a newspaper reporter. In , he and several partners purchased a small, struggling newspaper, the Marion Star.
Warren Gamaliel Harding November 2, — August 2, was the 29th president of the United States from until his death in A member of the Republican Party , he was one of the most popular U. After his death a number of scandals, such as Teapot Dome , came to light, as did his extramarital affair with Nan Britton ; each eroded his popular regard. He is often rated as one of the worst presidents in historical rankings. Harding lived in rural Ohio all his life, except when political service took him elsewhere. As a young man, he bought The Marion Star and built it into a successful newspaper. In , he was elected to the Ohio State Senate; he spent four years there, then was elected lieutenant governor.
Warren and Florence Harding had no family life in the White House to speak of. Although Florence had a son by a prior marriage, her marriage with Warren did not produce any offspring. Thus, their social affairs were limited to elegant garden parties and typical affairs of state. They loved to entertain special friends, however, in the upstairs quarters of the White House with ample supplies of liquor obtained as medical supplies in private defiance of prohibition. For Harding, social life revolved around the twice-weekly poker games with his cronies, golf games at the Chevy Chase Country Club, yachting, and fishing. He was the first President to have a radio in the White House, and the first to broadcast a presidential message via radio.
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, – August 2, ) was the 29th president of the . on "the Duke" and their money. Florence Harding became deeply involved in her husband's career, both at the Star and after he entered politics.
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Passing by his house one day, she told Harding—then nearing his 50s—that she had decorated her room with his campaign posters. Surely, the future president helpfully told her while his wife looked on in stony silence, she would like to have a real photograph to go with the poster collection., Warren G. He died during his third year in office and was succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge.
Today, most historians accept that Harding, 57, died from a heart attack brought on by ample evidence of cardiac problems. Doctors said in published accounts that Harding died from the effects of a stroke. Ray Lyman Wilbur, who was also the president of Stanford University, was at the hotel when Harding arrived for treatment, and he recalled the events that followed in his memoirs. Wilbur said an outraged public, upset with the sudden death of a popular president, took out its anger on the doctors. Albert Abrams electronic-diagnosis group, and many others.