Compatriot President: Warren Gamaliel Harding

President Warren HardingWarren Gamaliel Harding

 

29th President of the US

 

Warren G. Harding was born near Blooming Grove, OH, on November 2, 1865.  He was graduated from Ohio Central College and went into newspaper work.  Soon he entered politics and because a state senator in 1899.  Four years later he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.  In 1910 he ran for Governor but lost.  In 1914 he was elected to the United States Senate, becoming Ohio's first senator elected by popular vote.  He served in the Senate from 1915 until his inauguration as President on March 4, 1921, becoming the first sitting Senator to be elected President of the United States.
 
Warren Harding joined the Ohio Society on July 2, 1920.  He was a descendant of Abraham Harding, Jr., who resided in Walhill, NY, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.  Abraham Harding, Jr., served as a Lieutenant in the New York Militia.  President Harding was invited to attend the 34th SAR National Congress to be held in Nashville, TN.
 
President Harding was the sixth President to die while in office.  While traveling on a “Voyage of Understanding” he was in San Francisco, CA, and died on August 2, 1923 at the age of 57.  He is buried in Marion, OH.