a letter from President Harding
Did You Know?
He was the first president to ride to his inauguration in an automobile.
While in office, he was the first president to visit both Alaska and Canada.
He was considered personally popular but allowed his cabinet members to take over his presidency.
He was a newspaper editor in Marion, Ohio.
Key Events in the Administration
Warren G. Harding
(November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923)
First Lady: Florence "Fossie" Mabel Kling Harding, Wife
Number of Children: 1
Education Level: College
School Attended: Ohio Central College
Profession: Teacher, Insurance Salesman, Reporter, Publisher
Public Service:Presidential Places
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1921 - 8/2/1923
Presidency Number: 29
Number of Terms: 1
Why Presidency Ended: Death
His Vice President(s): Calvin Coolidge
Senator: Ohio (1915-1921)
State Legislative Service: OH (1899-1903)
Other Offices: Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Methodology and Resources
Warren G. Harding Birthplace
Gravesite: Harding Memorial
Home: President Harding's Home
C-SPAN in the Classroom
Papers: Ohio Historical Society - Columbus, OH, 614-297-2300
Presidents Programs from
Warren G. Harding Life Portrait: From President Hardings Home - Marion, OH
Guests included: Robert Ferrell, author, The Strange Deaths of President Harding; Eugene Trani, author, The Presidency of Warren Harding; and Melinda Gilpin, site director, Harding Home State Memorial Watch | Order Videotape
Online chat with Robert Rupp, history professor, West Virginia Wesleyan College Read the Transcript
Don Ritchie on Harding's Senate career Watch
Mary Wolfskill, Library of Congress; and Carl Anthony, author, Florence Harding; on Evalyn McLean's papers (McLean was a friend and confidant of Florence Harding and one-time owner of the Hope diamond) Watch
The Prez: A Ragtime Scandal (musical about Harding) Watch
Booknotes with Robert Ferrell, The Strange Deaths Of President Harding Watch