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Warren G. Harding

Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.We contemplate the immediate task of putting our public household in order. We need a rigid and yet sane economy, combined with fiscal justice…Inaugural Address


A conservative politician from Ohio, Warren G. Harding had few enemies because he rarely took a firm enough stand on an issue to make any. Who would have suspected that the man to succeed Woodrow Wilson, America's most visionary President, would be a man who saw the President's role as largely ceremonial?

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Warren Gamaliel

Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio

Ohio Central College (graduated 1882)





July 8, 1891, to Florence Kling DeWolfe (1860–1924)



Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio

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March 4, 1921: Inaugural Address

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March 31, 1921: Nationalism and Americanism

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November 12, 1921: Opening Speech of the Conference on Limitation of Armament

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