The Peabody Award‑winning series profiling the men who have served as chief executive of the United States.

29th President - Warren G. Harding
Born: November 2, 1865
Died: August 2, 1923

  • Personal
  • First Lady: Florence "Fossie" Mabel Kling Harding
  • Children: 1
  • Education Level: College
  • School Attended: Ohio Central College
  • Profession: Teacher, Insurance Salesman, Reporter, Publisher
  • Public Service
  • Dates of Presidency: March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923
  • # of Terms: 1
  • Vice President: Calvin Coolidge
  • Party: Republican
  • Senator: Ohio (1915-1921)
  • State Legislature: Ohio (1899-1903)
  • Other Offices: Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • He campaigned on the slogan, "Return to Normalcy".
  • Harding called his wife, Florence Kling Harding, "the Duchess." She worked tirelessly for his election when he was nominated as the Republican candidate in 1920, saying, "I have only one real hobby – my husband."
  • The "Tea Pot Dome" scandal occurred during his presidency.
  • "My God, this is a hell of a job! I have no trouble with my enemies. . .But my damn friends, they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights."
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The Peabody Award-winning series profiles the men who have served as chief executive of the United States. This website, created as a companion to C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series, provides an in-depth look at each of the presidents, their lives, families and administrations.