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Florence Harding Biography
For a short time Florence Harding was a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music--until her father pulled her out because he didn't like her companions. At 19, she was pregnant. Two years later she would be abandoned by the man she said was her husband. At 31, she was married to Warren G. Harding, newspaper magnate and unrepentant philanderer. Mrs. Harding ended up running much of her husband's paper, with one newspaperman saying that success of the paper depended on Mrs. Harding.
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Warren G. Harding, (1921-23) 29th President of the U.S. His administration is marked by the "Teapot Dome Scandals" in which political cronies corrupted the powerful positions entrusted them. He said "it's not my enemies that keep me awake at night, but my friends." Harding has been ranked among the worst of the Presidents.
1912 - Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL, US
On June 11, 1920, the term "smoke-filled room" (a secret political gathering) is coined to describe how Warren G. Harding was nominated for the 1920 Presidential Election. After many indecisive votes, Harding, an unlikely and little-known candidate, was chosen by Republican senators and party power-brokers in a private meeting at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.