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Facebook Feed:. Previous President: Woodrow Wilson. Next President: Calvin Coolidge. And he bet it all on one unfortunate hand.
After all, he had his cigars. And his poker games. Warren Harding was a confirmed poker fan long before he entered the White House.
While President, he played twice a week with assorted friends and members of his cabinet, including Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty, Secretary of War John W.
He was willing to see literacy tests for voting continue, if applied fairly to White and Black voters. He declared, "Despite the demagogues, the idea of our oneness as Americans has risen superior to every appeal to mere class and group.
And so, I wish it might be in this matter of our national problem of races. Harding had spoken out against lynching in his April speech before Congress, and supported Congressman Leonidas Dyer 's federal anti-lynching bill , which passed the House of Representatives in January Murray noted that it was hastened to its end by Harding's desire to have the ship subsidy bill considered.
With the public suspicious of immigrants, especially those who might be socialists or communists , Congress passed the Per Centum Act of , signed by Harding on May 19, , as a quick means of restricting immigration.
This would, in practice, not restrict immigration from Ireland and Germany, but would bar many Italians and eastern European Jews. Harding's Socialist opponent in the election, Eugene Debs , was serving a ten-year sentence in the Atlanta Penitentiary for speaking against the war.
Wilson had refused to pardon him before leaving office. Daugherty met with Debs, and was deeply impressed. There was opposition from veterans, including the American Legion , and also from Florence Harding.
The president did not feel he could release Debs until the war was officially over, but once the peace treaties were signed, commuted Debs' sentence on December 23, Harding released 23 other war opponents at the same time as Debs, and continued to review cases and release political prisoners throughout his presidency.
Harding defended his prisoner releases as necessary to return the nation to normalcy. Harding appointed four justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.
When Chief Justice Edward Douglass White died in May , Harding was unsure whether to appoint former president Taft or former Utah senator George Sutherland —he had promised seats on the court to both men.
After briefly considering awaiting another vacancy and appointing them both, he chose Taft as Chief Justice.
Sutherland was appointed to the court in , to be followed by two other economic conservatives, Pierce Butler and Edward Terry Sanford , in Entering the midterm congressional election campaign, Harding and the Republicans had followed through on many of their campaign promises.
But some of the fulfilled pledges, like cutting taxes for the well-off, did not appeal to the electorate. From Republicans elected to the House in , the new 68th Congress would see that party fall to a — majority.
In the Senate, the Republicans lost eight seats, and had 51 of 96 senators in the new Congress, which Harding did not survive to meet.
A month after the election, the lame-duck session of the old 67th Congress met. Harding had come to believe that his early view of the presidency—that it should propose policies, but leave whether to adopt them to Congress—was not enough, and he lobbied Congress, although in vain, to get his ship subsidy bill through.
The economy was improving, and the programs of Harding's more able Cabinet members, such as Hughes, Mellon and Hoover, were showing results.
Most Republicans realized that there was no practical alternative to supporting Harding in In the first half of , Harding did two acts that were later said to indicate foreknowledge of death: he sold the Star though undertaking to remain as a contributing editor for ten years after his presidency , and made a new will.
By , he was aware he had a heart condition. Stress caused by the presidency and by Florence Harding's ill health she had a chronic kidney condition debilitated him, and he never really recovered from an episode of influenza in January After that, Harding, an avid golfer, had difficulty completing a round.
In June , Ohio Senator Willis met with Harding, but brought to the president's attention only two of the five items he intended to discuss.
When asked why, Willis responded, "Warren seemed so tired. In early June , Harding set out on a journey, which he dubbed the "Voyage of Understanding.
Harding's political advisers had given him a physically demanding schedule, even though the president had ordered it cut back.
In Denver, he spoke on Prohibition, and continued west making a series of speeches not matched by any president until Franklin Roosevelt. Harding had become a supporter of the World Court , and wanted the U.
In addition to making speeches, he visited Yellowstone and Zion National Parks ,  and dedicated a monument on the Oregon Trail at a celebration organized by venerable pioneer Ezra Meeker and others.
The first president to visit Alaska, he spent hours watching the dramatic landscapes from the deck of the Henderson. The party was to return to Seward by the Richardson Trail , but due to Harding's fatigue, it went by train.
Two years after his death, a memorial to Harding was unveiled in Stanley Park. After resting for about one hour, he played the 17th and 18th holes so it would appear he had completed the round.
He was not successful in hiding his exhaustion; one reporter deemed him looking so tired that a rest of mere days would not be sufficient to refresh him.
In Seattle the next day, Harding kept up his busy schedule, giving a speech to 25, people at the stadium at the University of Washington.
In the final speech he gave, Harding predicted statehood for Alaska. Harding went to bed early on the evening of July 27, , a few hours after giving a speech at the University of Washington.
Later that night, he called for his physician Charles E. Sawyer , complaining of pain in the upper abdomen. Sawyer thought that it was a recurrence of a dietary upset, but Dr.
Joel T. Boone suspected a heart problem. The press was told Harding had experienced an "acute gastrointestinal attack" and the President's scheduled weekend in Portland was cancelled.
He felt better the next day, as the train rushed to San Francisco; they arrived on the morning of July 29 and he insisted on walking from the train to the car, which rushed him to the Palace Hotel   where he suffered a relapse.
Doctors found not only that his heart was causing problems, but also that he had pneumonia , and he was confined to bed rest in his hotel room.
Doctors treated him with liquid caffeine and digitalis , and he seemed to improve. Hoover released Harding's foreign policy address advocating membership in the World Court, and the president was pleased that it was favorably received.
By the afternoon of August 2, doctors allowed him to sit up in bed. At around pm that evening, Florence was reading to him "A Calm Review of a Calm Man," a flattering article from The Saturday Evening Post ; she paused to fluff his pillows and he told her, "That's good.
Go on, read some more. She resumed reading when, a few seconds later, Harding twisted convulsively and collapsed back in the bed, gasping.
Florence Harding immediately called the doctors into the room, but they were unable to revive the President with stimulants; Warren G.
Harding was pronounced dead a few minutes later at the age of Harding's death came as a great shock to the nation. He was liked and admired, and both the press and public had followed his illness closely and been reassured by his apparent recovery.
Nine million people lined the tracks as his body was taken from San Francisco to Washington, D. After funeral services there, the body was transported to Marion, Ohio, for burial.
In Marion, Harding's body was placed on a horse-drawn hearse, which was followed by President Coolidge and Chief Justice Taft , then by Harding's widow and his father.
Harding appointed a number of friends and acquaintances to federal positions. Some served competently, such as Charles E.
Sawyer , the Hardings' personal physician from Marion who attended to them in the White House. Sawyer alerted Harding to the Veterans' Bureau scandal.
Others proved ineffective in office, such as Daniel R. Crissinger , a Marion lawyer whom Harding made Comptroller of the Currency and later a governor of the Federal Reserve Board ; or Harding's old friend Frank Scobey, Director of the Mint, who Trani and Wilson noted "did little damage during his tenure.
Most of the scandals that have marred the reputation of Harding's administration did not emerge until after his death.
The Veterans' Bureau scandal was known to Harding in January but, according to Trani and Wilson, "the president's handling of it did him little credit".
Forbes , to flee to Europe, though he later returned and served prison time. The president ordered Daugherty to get Smith out of Washington and removed his name from the upcoming presidential trip to Alaska.
Smith committed suicide on May 30, Hoover accompanied Harding on the Western trip and later wrote that Harding asked then what Hoover would do if he knew of some great scandal, whether to publicize it or bury it.
Hoover replied that Harding should publish and get credit for integrity, and asked for details. Harding stated that it had to do with Smith but, when Hoover enquired as to Daugherty's possible involvement, Harding refused to answer.
The scandal which has likely done the greatest damage to Harding's reputation is Teapot Dome. Like most of the administration's scandals, it came to public light after Harding's death, and he was not aware of the illegal aspects.
Teapot Dome involved an oil reserve in Wyoming which was one of three set aside for the use of the Navy in a national emergency.
There was a longstanding argument that the reserves should be developed; Wilson's first Interior Secretary Franklin Knight Lane was an advocate of this position.
When the Harding administration took office, Interior Secretary Fall took up Lane's argument and Harding signed an executive order in May transferring the reserves from the Navy Department to Interior.
This was done with the consent of Navy Secretary Edwin C. The Interior Department announced in July that Edward Doheny had been awarded a lease to drill along the edges of the Elk Hills naval reserve in California.
The announcement attracted little controversy, as the oil would have been lost to wells on adjacent private land. The Interior Department refused to provide documentation, so he secured the passage of a Senate resolution compelling disclosure.
The department sent a copy of the lease granting drilling rights to Harry Sinclair 's Mammoth Oil Company , along with a statement that there had been no competitive bidding because military preparedness was involved—Mammoth was to build oil tanks for the Navy as part of the deal.
This satisfied some people, but some conservationists, such as Gifford Pinchot , Harry A. Slattery , and others, pushed for a full investigation into Fall and his activities.
They got Wisconsin Senator Robert M. La Follette to begin a Senate investigation into the oil leases. Walsh to lead the investigation, and Walsh read through the truckload of material provided by the Interior Department through into , including a letter from Harding stating that the transfer and leases had been with his knowledge and approval.
Hearings into Teapot Dome began in October , two months after Harding's death. Fall had left office earlier that year, and he denied receiving any money from Sinclair or Doheny; Sinclair agreed.
The following month, Walsh learned that Fall had spent lavishly on expanding and improving his New Mexico ranch.
Fall reappeared and stated that the money had come as a loan from Harding's friend and The Washington Post publisher Edward B.
McLean , but McLean denied it when he testified. Doheny told the committee that he had given Fall the money in cash as a personal loan out of regard for their past association, but Fall invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when he was compelled to appear again, rather than answer questions.
Doheny was brought to trial before a jury in April for giving the bribe that Fall had been convicted of accepting, but he was acquitted.
Harding's appointment of Harry M. Daugherty as Attorney General received more criticism than any other. Daugherty's Ohio lobbying and back-room maneuvers were not considered to qualify him for his office.
Democratic Montana Senator Burton K. Wheeler was on the investigating committee and assumed the role of prosecutor when hearings began on March 12, Caskey, to accept payoffs from alcohol bootleggers to secure either immunity from prosecution or the release of liquor from government warehouses.
Coolidge requested Daugherty's resignation when the Attorney General indicated that he would not allow Wheeler's committee access to Justice Department records, and Daugherty complied on March 28, Smith and Miller received a payoff of almost half a million dollars for getting a German-owned firm, the American Metal Company, released to new U.
Records relating to that account were destroyed by Daugherty and his brother. Miller and Daugherty were indicted for defrauding the government.
The first trial, in September , resulted in a hung jury ; at the second, early in , Miller was convicted and served prison time, but the jury again hung as to Daugherty.
Though charges against Daugherty were then dropped, and he was never convicted of any offense, his refusal to take the stand in his own defense devastated what was left of his reputation.
The former Attorney General remained defiant, blaming his troubles on his enemies in the labor movement and on the Communists, and wrote that he had "done nothing that prevents my looking the whole world in the face".
Charles R. Forbes , the energetic director of the Veterans' Bureau, sought to consolidate control of veterans' hospitals and their construction in his bureau.
At the start of Harding's presidency, this power was vested in the Treasury Department. The politically-powerful American Legion backed Forbes and denigrated those who opposed him, like Secretary Mellon, and in April , Harding agreed to transfer control to the Veterans' Bureau.
Louis, which wanted to construct the hospitals. The two men became close, and Mortimer paid for Forbes' travels through the West, looking at potential hospital sites for the wounded World War I veterans.
Forbes was also friendly with Charles F. Some of the money went to the bureau's chief counsel, Charles F. Intent on making more money, Forbes in November began selling valuable hospital supplies under his control in large warehouses at the Perryville Depot in Maryland.
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Nach der Amtseinführung verhalf Harding vielen seiner politischen Freunde zu lukrativen Ämtern. Inwieweit Harding von diesen Machenschaften gewusst hat, ist nicht bekannt.
Thomas W. Miller , Chef des Amtes für ausländische Besitztümer, wurde beschuldigt, Schmiergelder angenommen zu haben. Justizminister Harry M.
Daugherty selbst musste später wegen der Annahme von Bestechungsgeldern und des Daugherty-Burns-Skandals zurücktreten. Charles R. Fall verwickelt war.
Nach Zahlung von Schmiergeldern wurden wertvolle Ölfelder an zwei Firmen vergeben. Harding war zwar selbst nicht in diese Machenschaften verstrickt, spielte allerdings keine glückliche Rolle bei der Aufdeckung und Aufarbeitung der Skandale.
I have no trouble with my enemies, but my damn friends, my God-damned friends… they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
Ich habe keinen Ärger mit meinen Feinden, aber meine verdammten Freunde, meine gottverdammten Freunde… sie sind es, die mir schlaflose Nächte bereiten!
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