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Warren Gamaliel Harding


Born at Corsica, Morrow County, Ohio. Married Florence Kling De Wolfe in 1891. Employed as a reporter, printer and pressman for the Marion Democratic Mirror. Bought the Marion Star and managed the paper for several years.

Elected to the Ohio State Senate serving 1898 to 1902. Elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and served 1903 to 1906. Failed to be elected Governor in 1910. Elected to the United States Senate and served March 4, 1915, to January 13, 1921.

Harding was nominated for 29th President in 1920. He was elected and inaugurated March 4, 1921. There were accusations of corruption in his administration that resulted in dismissal of many of his appointments. He developed bronchial pneumonia and died in San Francisco. He was succeeded by Calvin Coolidge.

The 1921 Harding Inaugural Medal is "scarce."

Harding appears on a presidential medal (USM 128) with dies by George T. Morgan.

Harding appears on the Assay Commission medal for 1923 (AC-67). Dies for the 51 mm medal were by George Morgan.

bio: ApCAB; BDC; BDEB; DAB; EAB; Failor; NCAB 19; WAB; WWWA-1

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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