Tag Archives: President Warren Harding

Harding and Taft: Making An Old Man Happy

Every so often, dreams do come true. Even in politics Ex-President Taft: A Public Career William Howard Taft (1857-1932) spent his entire life in public service: as judge, as Solicitor General, as Governor of the Philippines, as Cabinet member and … Continue reading

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Calvin Coolidge Jr.: A Life Cut Short

The death of any child before his time is a devastating blow to the parents. Mortality Even into the 20th century, infant and child mortality were extremely high. With primitive pre-natal, obstetric or pediatric care and little attention to basic … Continue reading

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The Death of Warren Harding

With the possible exception of John F. Kennedy, no president’s death generated more  speculation and controversies than that of Warren G. Harding. The President Dies On August 2, 1923, the country was stunned when the news came over the telegraph … Continue reading

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Warren Harding and the Ohio Gang

The term “The Ohio Gang” is misleading. First of all, not all of them were from Ohio. Warren Harding: A Lackluster Politician Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1823) was a lackluster fellow.  His abilities were moderate, not stellar. His ambition for high … Continue reading

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Robert T. Lincoln: Witness to Assassinations

When Robert Lincoln was nearly sixty, he vowed never again to meet a President of the United States.  He was a prominent man with an iconic name. Meeting and greeting Presidents was a given. But he let it be known … Continue reading

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Florence Harding and The Veterans

After World War I, thousands of wounded soldiers were crowding into Washington hospitals. Florence Harding would be a regular visitor. Florence Kling Harding: Lonely Wife Florence Harding never had a strong maternal instinct. An early and disastrous elopement left her … Continue reading

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Mrs. Harding and Mrs. McLean

For fifty years, Florence Kling Harding was a lonely woman, with few, if any, real friends. The Embattled Duchess Florence Kling (1860-1924) was the daughter of Marion, Ohio’s wealthiest and nastiest businessmen. His tyrannical ways resulted in Florence’s youthful escape … Continue reading

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