I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents. All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Looking back, may help prepare each of us to move forward. We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.
Warren G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States. He held the office from March 4, 1921 until August 2, 1923. He was, also, a politician and a newspaper editor.
Warren Gamaliel Harding was born in 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio. He had seven younger siblings. At just 14 years old Harding attended Ohio Central College. He began working in the newspaper business during his final year there. His family moved to Marion, Ohio and after he graduated in 1882 he joined them there. He worked as a teacher and insurance seller while briefly studying law and then he joined in a partnership to buy The Marion Star newspaper. After some initial problems, Harding built the readership of the newspaper.
Warren G. Harding married Florence King in 1891. The Hardings had no children together. Warren had a daughter in 1919 from Nan Britton, with whom he had an affair. Affairs and scandals were part of his marriage and political career.
In 1904, Harding became the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. The Hardings both worked at The Marion Star following his Governorship, although he stayed involved in politics. The couple moved to Washington, D.C. in 1915. Harding, also, became a United States Senator in 1915. His next elected position was the Presidency.
During his Presidency, Harding was very popular. Scandals, such as Teapot Dome, affected his popularity and historical ranking after his death. The Washington Naval Conference was an accomplishment during his Presidency. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage while on a western speaking tour in 1923 in San Francisco, California. His casket was taken to Washington, D.C. for services and then Marion, Ohio for burial.
Warren G. Harding was mourned by crowds and people around the world following his death. Scandals were brought out after his death and many have written about his life and Presidency. His nickname seems fitting due to the change in his popularity, however he was nicknamed Wobbly Warren due to his light headed nature. While ranked poorly as a President, he led the country during a recovery time in our nation’s history following World War I.
Be inspired! Have a bright day!