Ten fun facts about Warren G. Harding


Fact 1
Warren Gamaliel Harding was born on November 2, 1865 and died on August 2, 1923.

Fact 2
He was a Republican who was in the Ohio Senate and then in the US Senate where he shielded alcohol interests and somewhat supported women's suffrage.

Fact 3
He was the first mandatory U.S. senator and (self-made) newspaper publisher to have been elected president.

Fact 4
Harding was the concession candidate in the 1920 election, when he assured the country a return to "normalcy", in the form of a tough economy, autonomous of foreign effect.

Fact 5
He beat Democrat Ohioan James M. Cox in the biggest presidential popular vote victory (60.32% to 34.15%) since popular vote totals were first noted.

Fact 6
During his presidency, cases of corruption, including the infamous Teapot Dome scandal, surfaced causing in prison terms for his appointees.

Fact 7
He liked playing poker and once gambled away a whole set of White House china that dated back to Benjamin Harrison, on a single hand.

Fact 8
Nationally, Harding signed the first state child welfare program, dealt with striking mining and railroad workers, involving backing an 8 hour work day and unemployment rate drop by half.

Fact 9
He also founded the Bureau of the Budget to organize U.S. federal budget.

Fact 10
During his supervision many scandals have historically gotten Harding a low rating as president but there has been rising appreciation of his fiscal responsibility and support of African-American civil rights.


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Was the 29th President of the United States (1921–1923).

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