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Warren G. Harding on golf course photograph
Description: United States President Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) standing at tee at Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club in Vancouver, Canada. Harding was the 29th U.S. president and served in office from 1921 to 1923. Warren Gamaliel Harding was born on a farm in the small Ohio community of Corsica (now Blooming Grove). He graduated from Ohio Central College (now defunct) in 1882 and moved to Marion, Ohio, where he worked as a newspaper reporter, got married to Florence Kling De Wolfe, and eventually became a newspaper publisher. His political career began in 1898 by winning election to the Ohio Senate where he served two terms. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1903. Despite his defeat in his campaign for governor in 1910, he remained active in Republican politics. On most issues he allied himself with the conservative (“Old Guard”) wing of the Republican Party. He won the 1914 Republican primary election as a candidate for the United States Senate and was elected for the 1915-1921 term. Harding resigned from the United States Senate in December 1920, and was inaugurated twenty-ninth President of the United States on March 4, 1921. Even though his post World War I campaign was promising a "return to normalcy" with following words: "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration,", he was unsuccessful in fulfilling his promise and is considered by historians to be one of America's worst presidents. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07660
Subjects: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Photographs; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Golf; Presidents--United States--1920-1930
Places: Vancouver (Canada)