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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.
The check on Forbes' authority at Perryville was Dr. Sawyer, Harding's physician and chairman of the Federal Hospitalization Board.
Harding did not want an open scandal and allowed Forbes to flee to Europe, from where he resigned on February 15, In spite of Harding's efforts, gossip about Forbes' activities resulted in the Senate ordering an investigation two weeks later,  and in mid-March, Cramer committed suicide.
Mortimer was willing to tell all, as Forbes had had an affair with his wife which also broke up the Forbes' marriage.
The construction executive was the star witness at the hearings in late , after Harding's death. Forbes returned from Europe to testify, but convinced few, and in , he and John W.
Thompson, of Thompson—Black, were tried in Chicago for conspiracy to defraud the government. Both were convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.
Forbes began to serve his sentence in ; Thompson, who had a bad heart, died that year before commencing his.
Harding had an extramarital affair with Carrie Fulton Phillips of Marion, which lasted about 15 years before ending in Letters from Harding to Phillips were discovered by Harding biographer Francis Russell in the possession of Marion attorney Donald Williamson while Russell was researching his book in Before that, the affair was not generally known.
Williamson donated the letters to the Ohio Historical Society. Some there wanted the letters destroyed to preserve what remained of Harding's reputation.
A lawsuit ensued, with Harding's heirs claiming copyright over the letters. The case was ultimately settled in , with the letters donated to the Library of Congress.
They were sealed until , but before their opening, historians used copies at Case Western Reserve University and in Russell's papers at the University of Wyoming.
Coffey in his review of Harding biographies criticizes him for "obsess[ing] over Harding's sex life". The allegations of Harding's other known mistress, Nan Britton , long remained uncertain.
The book, which was dedicated to "all unwedded mothers" and "their innocent children whose fathers are usually not known to the world", was sold, like pornography, door-to-door, wrapped in brown paper.
Harding's biographers, writing while Britton's allegations remained uncertain, differed on their truth; Russell believed them unquestioningly  while Dean, having reviewed Britton's papers at UCLA , regarded them as unproven.
Upon his death, Harding was deeply mourned. He was called a man of peace in many European newspapers; American journalists praised him lavishly, with some describing him as having given his life for his country.
His associates were stunned by his demise; Daugherty wrote, "I can hardly write about it or allow myself to think about it yet.
Harding, Our After-War President Works written in the late s helped shape Harding's historical reputation: Masks in a Pageant , by William Allen White , mocked and dismissed Harding, as did Samuel Hopkins Adams ' fictionalized account of the Harding administration, Revelry.
President Coolidge, not wishing to be further associated with his predecessor, refused to dedicate the Harding Tomb. Hoover, Coolidge's successor, was similarly reluctant, but with Coolidge in attendance presided over the dedication in By that time, with the Great Depression in full swing, Hoover was nearly as discredited as Harding.
Harding in which he called his subject "an amiable, well-meaning third-rate Mr. Babbitt , with the equipment of a small-town semi-educated journalist It could not work.
It did not work. Today there is considerable evidence refuting their portrayals of Harding. Yet the myth has persisted.
The opening of Harding's papers for research in sparked a small spate of biographies, of which the most controversial was Russell's The Shadow of Blooming Grove , which concluded that the rumors of black ancestry the "shadow" of the title deeply affected Harding in his formative years, causing both Harding's conservatism and his desire to get along with everyone.
Coffey faults Russell's methods, and deems the biography "largely critical, though not entirely unsympathetic. Trani and Wilson faulted Murray for "a tendency to go overboard" in trying to connect Harding with the successful policies of cabinet officers, and for asserting, without sufficient evidence, that a new, more assertive Harding had emerged by Later decades saw revisionist books published on Harding.
Robert Ferrell 's The Strange Deaths of President Harding , according to Coffey, "spends almost the entire work challenging every story about Harding and concludes that almost everything that is read and taught about his subject is wrong.
Schlesinger Jr. Harding has traditionally been ranked as one of the worst presidents. Schlesinger Sr. In concrete accomplishments, his administration was superior to a sizable portion of those in the nation's history.
Trani faults Harding's own lack of depth and decisiveness as bringing about his tarnished legacy. In the American system, there is no such thing as an innocent bystander in the White House.
If Harding can rightly claim the achievements of a Hughes in State or a Hoover in Commerce, he must also shoulder responsibility for a Daugherty in Justice and a Fall in Interior.
Especially must he bear the onus of his lack of punitive action against such men as Forbes and Smith. By his inaction, he forfeited whatever chance he had to maintain the integrity of his position and salvage a favorable image for himself and his administration.
As it was, the subsequent popular and scholarly negative verdict was inevitable, if not wholly deserved. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from 29th President of the United States.
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See Dean , p. See Russell , p. The other word that Harding popularized was bloviate , which he said was a somewhat-obsolete term used in Ohio meaning to sit around and talk.
After Harding's resurrection of it, it came to mean empty oratory. See Sinclair , p. A Republican governor, Harry L. Davis , appointed Willis, already elected to a full term on Harding's coattails , to serve the remainder of Harding's term.
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Live TV. This Day In History. While little is known of the games Lincoln played, most agree he likely played for the lowest stakes.
That is, "penny-ante" games -- some three-quarters of a century before his own likeness would be added to one-cent copper coins.
Grant became the country's 18th president and while in office enjoyed poker. So did numerous other politicians as the 19th century came to a close.
Among that group was Theodore Roosevelt who used poker as a way to gain entry into social circles while moving up through the ranks to the vice presidency.
Before his first term ended he began advancing a series of domestic policies presented as the "Square Deal.
Much as poker had been dominated by cheating -- particularly in the saloons and on the steamboats of the Old West -- more games were being played "on the square" as the new century began.
Similarly TR's "Square Deal" sought to protect consumers against overly powerful businesses, creating a level playing field for all.
Do not let him wrong any one, and do not let him be wronged. Clarifying his position in a speech after being elected on his own, TR was even more explicit about the poker analogy.
Theodore Roosevelt's successor, William Howard Taft, also played poker, occasionally joining games hosted by the industrialist Henry Frick.
But no president had ever previously shown such dedication to poker as would the nation's 29th president -- Warren G.
Harding would only serve just two-and-a-half years before death cut short his tenure. Though Harding was popular, his administration was found to be corrupt in numerous ways, the Teapot Dome scandal the most notable.
Nor did the revelation of Harding's extra-marital affairs help his posthumous reputation. During much of his presidency, Harding hosted poker games twice a week with members of his administration, earning them the nickname the "Poker Cabinet.
One perhaps apocryphal account of Harding's card playing doesn't exactly endorse his skills as a gambler. According to the story, the socialite Louise Cromwell Brooks first wife of General Douglas MacArthur was a guest, and Harding played a game of "cold hand" with her -- just a game of high-card -- saying that whoever won could name the stakes.
When Brooks won she chose the White House china as her prize, and Harding had it delivered to her the next day. While Harding's successor Calvin Coolidge enjoyed poker, next-in-line Herbert Hoover was less of a fan.Harding’s term was also known for internal financial scandals, in which numerous government officials took bribes and skimmed money from the sale of surplus war items. His Secretary of the Interior not only participated in the Poker Cabinet, he sold national oil reserves and kept the money for himself. Lake Harding Poker Run. Lake Harding Boat & PWC Poker Run. Address: 45 Bonnie Lane. Fortson, GA Phone: Contact: American Cancer Society. Boat & PWC Poker Run on Lake Harding is August 17th! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Apart from Warren G. Harding, 33rd president Harry Truman played the most poker while in office. In fact, the evening Truman learned of FDR's passing he was due to play a poker game, but necessarily canceled his appearance.