President Harding

July 21, 2022


Harding was once heard to remark:
“Oftentimes…I don’t seem to grasp that I am president.”

~ One Night Stands With American History

Warren G. Harding:

  • 29th President, serving from 1921-1923 (Republican)
  • died of a heart attack in 1923
  • presidency was overshadowed by the criminal activities of some of his cabinet members and other government officials, although he himself was not involved in any wrongdoing
  • succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge
  • born November 2, 1865, the oldest of 8 children
  • parents were George Harding (a farmer who later became a doctor and part owner of a newspaper) and Phoebe Dickerson Harding (mid-wife)
  • married Florence Kling De Wolfe in 1891, had no children of their own, but she had a son from a previous marriage

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