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President Warren Harding

Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from 1921, until his death in 1923.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Warren G. Harding
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921, until his death. Harding died one of the most popular presidents in history, but the subsequent exposure of scandals that took place under him eroded his popular regard, as did revelations of an extramarital affair.
Harding was born and lived in rural Ohio all his life, except when political service took him elsewhere.
Harding appointed a number of well-regarded figures, including Andrew Mellon at the Treasury, Herbert Hoover at Commerce, and Charles Evans Hughes at the State Department. A major foreign policy achievement came with the Washington Naval Conference of 1921–1922, in which the world's major naval powers agreed on a naval limitations program. He was succeeded by his vice-president​, Calvin Coolidge.
"I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends... They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!"
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[Warren Harding, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, gesturing with right hand]

[Warren Harding, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, gesturi...

Original glass negative may be available: LC-F8-8563

[Warren Harding, full-length portrait, wearing golfing clothes, seated on ground beneath tree, facing front]

[Warren Harding, full-length portrait, wearing golfing clothes, seated...

Original glass negative may be available: LC-F8-8465

[Sculptress, Helen Osborn, making a head-and-shoulders sculpture of Warren Harding, with Harding posing beside the sculpture]

[Sculptress, Helen Osborn, making a head-and-shoulders sculpture of Wa...

Note on verso: Photo of making clay bust of Senator Harding - News item: U.S. Senator Warren G. Harding, Republican nominee for president, in the "Smith" photo-sculpture studio at Marion, Ohio posing while Miss... more

[Senator Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Senator Warren G. Harding, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

J241772 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Moffett, Chicago.

[Warren G. Harding, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, at Elks' National Home, Bedford, Va.]

[Warren G. Harding, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, at Elks...

J245484 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by F.H. Richardson.

Party meeting with Sen. Harding at his home in Marion, Ohio.

Party meeting with Sen. Harding at his home in Marion, Ohio.

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of crowd of National Woman's Party activists gathered outside the home of Warren G. Harding with suffrage banners. Photograph published in The Suffragist, 8, no.... more

[A session in the House of Representatives, with Warren Harding speaking, and Calvin Coolidge and Frederick Gillett seated behind desk]

[A session in the House of Representatives, with Warren Harding speaki...

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

Sen. Harding arriving in Washington

Sen. Harding arriving in Washington

Harding standing in back of car with his wife seated in back seat; crowd in background at Union Station. J243899 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Harris & Ewing.

[Warren G. Harding, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, facing left]

[Warren G. Harding, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, fac...

J242997 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Lucia A. Weeks.

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Political poster for Warren G. Harding 1920 presidential election campaign shows Harding in head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

The first cabinet meeting

The first cabinet meeting

President Harding seated at table with members of his cabinet. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, v. 1, p. 18. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collect... more

President Harding presenting to the Roosevelt Memorial Society the chair used by President Roosevelt when he was in the White House

President Harding presenting to the Roosevelt Memorial Society the cha...

President Harding standing with members of the Roosevelt Memorial Society and the chair used by President Theodore Roosevelt. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, National Photo Comp... more

With members of the nature study class of John Buroughs [sic] School whom he invited to the White House to see an owls nest in the grounds

With members of the nature study class of John Buroughs [sic] School w...

President Harding, full-length portrait, facing front, standing with eight students from the John Burroughs School on the White House lawn. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, Natio... more

President Harding should wo[rry?] about the high cost of turkey--[ano]ther Thanksgiving gobbler arrived [a]t the White House today

President Harding should wo[rry?] about the high cost of turkey--[ano]...

Two men lifting large crate containing turkey. Caption continues: This one the gift of H.W. Mason of Crystal Springs Miss. In album: Washington, D.C., 1 Nov. 1921 to 30 Nov. 1921, v. 2, Herbert E. French, Natio... more

[Pres. Warren G. Harding escorting Madame Curie down steps to south grounds of the White House]

[Pres. Warren G. Harding escorting Madame Curie down steps to south gr...

National Photo Company Collection. LC-F8-14071 (bad negative)

Returning from a morning ride with secty. George Christian

Returning from a morning ride with secty. George Christian

President Harding and George B. Christian, secretary to Harding, on horseback. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, v. 1, p. 32, no. 16969. Forms part of: Nat... more

Sculptor models Harding as Senator golfs

Sculptor models Harding as Senator golfs

Photograph shows Ben[jamin] Harney, noted sculptor, making a working model of President-elect Harding during a round of golf [on] course at St. Augustine, Fla., 2/21/21. Source: caption on verso. Title from ite... more

With members of the cabinet congratulating congressional medal of honor men of the navy

With members of the cabinet congratulating congressional medal of hono...

President Harding standing outside entrance to White House with Cabinet members and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from the Navy. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, Nation... more

President Harding was today presented with a chair made from the first American battleship "The Revenge"

President Harding was today presented with a chair made from the first...

President Harding, full-length portrait, facing front, seated in the chair made from the battleship "The Revenge", with members of the presenting committee standing nearby on the White House lawn. Caption conti... more

First pictures of the Harding cabinet

First pictures of the Harding cabinet

President Harding standing with members of his cabinet on the White House lawn. Title from item. In album: Warren G. Harding, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, v. 1, p. 18, no. 12588. Forms part of: Na... more

Women Ask President for Equal Rights Legislation. Fifty prominent members of the New National Woman's Party called at the White House today to ask the president's aid in passing an "Equal Rights Bill" in the next Congress. The bill would give women full equality in the government service, give married women citizenship in their own right and make women of the District of Columbia eligible to serve on juries, equal guardianship rights, and equal rights of inheritance and contract. Photograph shows suffragists with President Harding at the White House.

Women Ask President for Equal Rights Legislation. Fifty prominent memb...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of National Woman's Party members with President Harding on the lawn in front of the White House.

[Warren Harding with pet dog Laddie Boy in the yard at the White House, with "Pop" Anson and his daughters]

[Warren Harding with pet dog Laddie Boy in the yard at the White House...

Title devised by Library staff. Copyright by National Photo Co. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

President Harding, addressing throng, Pilgrim Tercentenary, Plymouth, Mass., Aug. 1, 1921

President Harding, addressing throng, Pilgrim Tercentenary, Plymouth, ...

J249957 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Geo. H. Russell; August 9, 1921; DLC/PP-1921:46382. Copyright claimant's address: Lowell, Mass.

[President and Mrs. Harding and Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge standing at Union Station, on their arrival for the inauguration]

[President and Mrs. Harding and Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge stand...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 2, no. 12443.