Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Harding, Warren G.
|For how long after the death of the president did his wife Florence survive?||Warren Harding
16 months. Florence Harding died November 21, 1924 from kidney disease. She was buried beside her husband in Marion, Ohio.
|Who wrote the book "The Strange Death of President Harding" that claimed that Harding's wife Florence had poisoned the president?||Warren Harding
Gaston Means. Means wrote the book in 1930 in which he made the claims. Since Mrs. Harding refused to allow an autopsy at the time of the president's death, there was no way to dispute Means' claims but most historians believe that Harding died because of a stroke.
San Francisco, CA. Harding was on a tour of the west at the time of his death. During the tour, Harding had become the first president to visit Alaska. Harding would die at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
|Beside his affair with Nan Britton, what other woman did Harding have a long affair with?||Warren Harding
Carrie Phillips. Phillips was the wife of James Phillips, a long time friend of Harding. The affair between the two lasted from 1905 to 1920. It came to light in love letters that Harding wrote to her that were discovered in 1963. The affair ended when Harding won the Republican nomination. To keep her silence, Phillips and her husband (who had, by this time, learned of the affair) were sent by the Republicans on a long trip to Japan and then received monthly payments in exchange for their silence. Those payments ended upon Harding's death.
|Who was the only Harding cabinet member to go to jail because of his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal?||Warren Harding
Albert Fall. Fall spent ten months in the New Mexico State Prison for conspiracy in 1929. Daughtery went to trial twice but both ended with hung juries. He actually served for a while in the Coolidge administration before the president dismissed him in 1924. Denby was the Secretary of the Navy that transferred the oil reserves at Teapot Dome from the control of the Navy Department to Interior but he was innocent of any wrong doing. He was basically taken advantage of. Work succeeded Fall as Secretary of the Interior and later served as the campaign manager for Herbert Hoover's 1928 presidential bid.
|Who was the personal aide to Attorney General Harry Daugherty that served as the bagman for the Teapot Dome scandal?||Warren Harding
Jess Smith. Smith was ordered to resign by President Harding because of his role in the brewing scandal. Smith then destroyed his papers and committed suicide. Cramer was an aide to Charles Forbes who skimmed funds from the Veterans Bureau during the Harding administration. He too committed suicide. James Davis was Harding's Secretary of Labor and was not linked to any scandal. Dixon was the co-author of a book with Harry Daugherty about the Harding administration in 1932.
|The Harding administration is famous for the "Teapot Dome" scandal, where the nation's oil reserves were sold for personal gain. In what state was "Teapot Dome" located?||Warren Harding
Wyoming. Teapot Dome is located near Casper, Wyoming.
|In 1921, Harding became the first sitting president since the Civil War to support equal rights in a speech on southern soil. Where did Harding give the speech?||Warren Harding
Birmingham. Harding gave the speech on October 26, 1921 in Birmingham. He had gone to Alabama to receive an honorary degree from the University of Alabama.
|Because the US Congress had rejected the Treaty of Versailles, the state of war with Germany still existed. The war formally ended in 1921 when the US Congress passed a joint resolution. What was Harding doing when he was called on to sign the resolution?||Warren Harding
playing golf in New Jersey. Harding was playing golf in New Jersey when he was notified that the resolution was ready for his signature. Harding left the golf course and went to the home of New Jersey senator Joseph Frelinghuysen. Harding signed the resolution there and then returned to the golf course.
|Will Hays, who would later become famous for the Hays Code, which drew up the moral conduct in US motion pictures, served in Harding's cabinet in what office?||Warren Harding
Postmaster General. Hays served as Postmaster General from 1921 to 1922. The position of Postmaster General stopped being a cabinet level office in 1971.
|What political office did James Cox, the Democratic nominee in 1920 to oppose Harding, hold when he received the nomination?||Warren Harding
Governor of Ohio. Cox served as Governor of Ohio from 1913 to 1915 and again from 1917 to 1921.
|Harding was nominated by the Republicans for president at their 1920 convention in Chicago. The choice of Harding was made by the party bosses in the famous "smoke-filled room". Where was the "smoke-filled room"?||Warren Harding
Blackstone Hotel. The meeting was held on the 13th floor, in suite 404-6 of the Blackstone Hotel.
|Harding served as Lt. Governor of Ohio from 1903 to 1905. Who was Ohio's governor at that time?||Warren Harding
Myron Herrick. Herrick served only one term as governor of Ohio. He would later serve as the American ambassador to France during World War I. The other three men also served as governors of Ohio (Harmon from 1909-13, Nash from 1900-04 and Harris from 1906-09). Harding himself would run for governor in 1910 but he was defeated by Harmon.
|For how much did Harding purchase the newspaper "Marion Star" in 1884?||Warren Harding
$300. The "Marion Star" was nearly out of business when Harding, along with John Warwick and John Sickle, bought the paper.
nervous breakdown. Harding spent several weeks at a Battle Creek, MI sanitarium run by Dr. J.P. Kellogg (yes, that Kellogg).
5. Warren Harding died in 1923. His father George Tyron Harding died in 1928 and was the first father of a president to survive his son.
Ohio Central. Harding graduated from Ohio Central College in 1882 with a B.S. Degree.
1865. Harding was born on November 2, 1865 in Corsica, Ohio.