History Goddess Logo
Your email:

Return to Presidents Index

Presidents image
Public Domain Image

29 - Warren G. Harding

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: November 2, 1865

Birthplace: Family farmhouse in Corsica (Blooming Grove), Ohio

Father: George Tryon Harding (1843-1928)

Mother: Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson (1843-1910)

Height at Prime: 6 feet

Physical Description: Large-boned, full head of white hair, bushy black eyebrows, gray eyes, Roman nose

Religion: Baptist

Wife: Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe (August 15, 1860 – November 21, 1924)

Marriage Date: July 8, 1891

Marriage Place: His home in Marion, Ohio

Children: One illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth Ann Christian Blaesing (born 1919 to Nan Britton)

Death Date: August 2, 1923

Place of Death: Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California

Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke

Final Words: “That’s good. Go on; read some more.”

1st Burial Place: Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio

2nd Burial Place: Harding Tomb, Marion, Ohio

Professional Statistics:

Ohio State Senator (1899-1903)

Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1903-1905)

U.S. Senator (1915-1921)

29th President of the United States (1921-1923)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (1921-1923)

Events During Presidency:

Teapot Dome and Other Scandals

League of Nations (against the ratification of it)

Formal Conclusion of World War I (1921)

Arms Limitation (1921)

Budget Bureau (1921)

Eugene V. Debs Pardon (1921)

Speaking Out on Civil Rights (1921)

Tariff Reform (1922)

Return to Presidents Index

All content unless otherwise noted is © 2023, Jill Nicholson