1) Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States from March 4, 1921, until his death in 1923. He was born on November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio.
2) Harding’s father owned a local newspaper called ‘The Argus’ and from the age of eleven, Harding began helping and learned the basics of editing and running a newspaper. This led to him starting up a small newspaper with his friend in their final year at Ohio Central College that was aimed at both the locals and college students.
3) In 1888, Warren G. Harding was the delegate to the Republican state convention. Up until he became president he took on this role several times.
4) In 1899, after building good relations with Mark Hanna and United States Senator Foraker, Harding managed to become a state Senate. In his four years as a state Senator, Harding managed to increase his popularity. During his time as a Senate, he voted against banning alcohol and earned himself the right to temporarily become the temporary chairman of the Republican National Convention where he could give the keynote address.
5) In 1918, Harding took control of the Senate of Foreign Relations Committee and went alone to the Paris Peace Conference. Upon returning with the League of Nations treaty as well as the Peace treaty his popularity was increased significantly.
6) Harding didn’t agree with the incarceration of Eugene Debs in 1918 for speaking out against war. Once the peace treaties were signed in 1921, Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners were released from prison.
7) Harding signed the Federal Highway Act of 1921 and allowed the government to spend $162 million on building highways as the automobile was becoming much more popular. During his presidency, he supported congress man Leonidas Dyer’s federal anti-lynching bill which was passed 1922. He also signed the Per Centum Act of 1921 which restricted immigration.