1865 - 1923
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?
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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Harding cautions that America should hesitate before surrendering its hard-won nationality to the dream of the internationalists and to "think of America first"