Warren G. Harding : biography

02 November 1865 - 02 August 1923

Memorials

  • Warren G. Harding High School, Warren, Ohio
  • Warren G. Harding Middle School, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Warren G. Harding High School; Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Warren G. Harding Middle School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Harding Senior High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Harding Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Harding Elementary School, Santa Barbara, California
  • Harding Elementary School, El Cerrito, California
  • Warren G. Harding Elementary School, Hammond, Indiana.
  • Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Marion Harding High School, Marion, Ohio
  • Harding County, New Mexico is named in his honor.
  • Ohio Northern University's College of Law was once named after him but was later renamed.
  • Harding Park Golf Club in San Francisco is named after him.
  • Peace Treaty Marker in Somerville, New Jersey. In 1921, at the estate of New Jersey Governor Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, Warren Harding signed the peace treaty that ended America's involvement in World War I. Today, the estate has been replaced with mini-malls. The marker remains in a patch of grass near a Burger King parking lot along Route 28, just north of the Somerville traffic circle.
  • Harding Charter Preparatory High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Harding Memorial, Seattle, Washington. In 1925, a memorial was erected in Seattle at Woodland Park to commemorate the site of Harding's next-to-last public address. In 1977, the memorial was demolished and buried under the Woodland Park Zoo's African Savanna exhibit. The memorial's only surviving elements—two life-sized bronze statues of Boy Scouts that once saluted the image of Harding—were relocated to the headquarters of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts.
  • Montana Highway 2 over Pipestone Pass near Butte, Montana is named "The Harding Way" in his honor.

  • Harding Icefield in Southcentral Alaska
  • Harding Elementary in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
  • Harding Township, New Jersey—Named in 1922 for the incumbent President.
  • Harding Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa
  • In a neighborhood of Ketchikan, Alaska, north of the original townsite (or present-day downtown), three adjoining streets were named Warren, G and Harding following Harding's visit to the city.
  • The railroad car in which Harding toured Alaska's "Westward" is on display at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska, directly inside the main entrance to the park. The car is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The railroad car that returned Harding's body to Washington, The Superb, is on display at the Southeastern Railway Museum and, as of 2013, is undergoing restoration for public viewing. The car is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Early life

Childhood and education

Warren Gamaliel Harding was born November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio.Russell, p. 33. His paternal ancestors, mostly ardent Baptists, hailed from Clifford, Pennsylvania and had migrated to Ohio in 1820.Russell, p. 20. Nicknamed "Winnie", he was the eldest of eight children born to Dr. George Tryon Harding, Sr. (1843–1928) and Phoebe Elizabeth (Dickerson) Harding (1843–1910).Russell, pp. 33. His mother, a devout Methodist, was a midwife who later obtained her medical license. His father, never quite content with his current job or possessions, was forever swapping for something better, and was usually in debt; he owned a farm, taught at a rural school north of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and also acquired a medical degree and started a small practice.Russell, p. 35. It was rumored in Blooming Grove that one of Harding's great-grandmothers might have been African American.Gage, Beverly , New York Times, April 6, 2008, Retrieved December 13, 2009 Harding's great-great grandfather Amos claimed that a thief, who had been caught in the act by the family, started the rumor as an attempted extortion.Russell, p. 26. Eventually, Harding's family moved to Caledonia, Ohio, where his father then acquired The Argus, a local weekly newspaper. It was at The Argus where, from the age of 10, Harding learned the basics of the journalism business. In 1878, his brother Charles and sister Persilla died, presumably from typhoid.Russell, p. 43.

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