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[Library of Congress]


29th President (1921-1923)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: Ohio Central College

Occupation: teacher, insurance salesman, editor-publisher

Political Affiliation: Republican

Organizational Affiliation(s): Mason

Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:


"It is my conviction that the fundamental trouble with the people of the United States is that they have gotten too far away from Almighty God." -- 1920

"Standing in this presence, mindful of the solemnity of this occasion, feeling the emotions which no one may know until he senses the great weight of responsibility for himself, I must utter my belief in the divine inspiration of the founding fathers. Surely there must have been God's intent in the making of this new-world Republic. Ours is an organic law which had but one ambiguity, and we saw that effaced in a baptism of sacrifice and blood, with union maintained, the Nation supreme, and its concord inspiring. We have seen the world rivet its hopeful gaze on the great truths on which the founders wrought. We have seen civil, human, and religious liberty verified and glorified. In the beginning the Old World scoffed at our experiment; today our foundations of political and social belief stand unshaken, a precious inheritance to ourselves, an inspiring example of freedom and civilization to all mankind. Let us express renewed and strengthened devotion, in grateful reverence for the immortal beginning, and utter our confidence in the supreme fulfillment." -- Inaugural Address, 4 March 1921

"In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citizens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish." -- address, 24 March 1922

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by Warren Gamaliel Harding

Our Common Country: Mutual Good Will In America (1921), Bobbs-Merrill, 1921
ed. by Frederick Schortemeier, Rededicating America - Life And Recent Speeches Of Warren G. Harding, Bobbs-Merrill, 1920


Samuel Hopkins Adams, Incredible Era: The Life and Times of Warren Gamaliel Harding, Houghton Mifflin, 1939
James L. Bates, The Origins of Teapot Dome, 1963; reprint, Greenwood Press, 1978
George D. Beelen, Harding and Mexico: Diplomacy by Economic Persuasion, 1920-1923, Garland, 1987
John W. Dean, Warren G. Harding (The American Presidents Series), Times Books, 2004
Randolph Downes, The Rise of Warren Gamaliel Harding: 1865-1920, Ohio State Univ. Press, 1970
Robert H. Ferrell, The Strange Deaths of President Harding, Univ. of Missouri Press, 1996
Ed. by Carol B. Fitzgerald, Warren G. Harding, Meckler Pub., 1991
Charles L. Mee, Jr., The Ohio Gang: The World of Warren G. Harding, Univ. Press of Kansas, 1977
Ed. by Philip R. Moran, Warren G. Harding, 1865-1923: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids, Oceana Publications, 1970
Robert K. Murray, The Harding Era : Warren G. Harding and His Administration (Signature Series), Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1969
Robert K. Murray, The Politics of Normalcy: Governmental Theory and Practice in the Harding-Coolidge Era, Norton, 1973
Francis Russell, The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times, 1968; reprint, Easton Press, 1988
Andrew Sinclair, The Available Man: The Life Behind the Masks of Warren Gamaliel Harding, Macmillan Co., 1965
Eugene P. Trani and David L. Wilson, The Presidency of Warren G. Harding (American Presidency Series) Univ. Press of Kansas, 1977



Works by Warren Gamaliel Harding

Warren Gamaliel Harding: Selected Works (Humanities Web)
Document Library (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Speeches by Warren Gamaliel Harding (Library of Congress)
Inaugural Address (AMDOCS)
Inaugural Address of Warren G. Harding (Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)
Readjustment (American Rhetoric)
Warren G. Harding -- "America First" (Vincent Voice Library -- Michigan State University Libraries)

Biographical Sites

Warren Gamaliel Harding [alternate site] (POTUS)
Warren G. Harding (White House)
HARDING, Warren Gamaliel, 1865-1923 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Warren G. Harding (USA Presidents)
Warren Gamaliel Harding (American President)
A Biography of Warren G. Harding (Hypertext on American History)
Life Portrait of Warren G. Harding (C-SPAN)
Warren Harding (Medical History of the Presidents of the United States)

Teapot Dome Scandal

One Lesson From History: Appointment of Special Counsel and the Investigation of the Teapot Dome Scandal
Senate Investigates the "Teapot Dome" Scandal (US Senate)

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