Harding, Warren G(amaliel)

Harding, Warren G(amaliel)
born Nov. 2, 1865, Caledonia, Ohio, U.S.
died Aug. 2, 1923, San Francisco, Calif.

29th president of the U.S. (1921–23).

He became a newspaper publisher in Marion, Ohio, where he was allied with the Republican Party's political machine. He served successively as state senator (1899–1902), lieutenant governor (1903–04), and U.S. senator (1915–21), supporting conservative policies. At the deadlocked 1920 Republican presidential convention, he was chosen as the compromise candidate. Pledging a "return to normalcy" after World War I, he defeated James Cox with more than 60% of the popular vote, the largest margin to that time. On his recommendation, Congress established a budget system for the federal government, passed a high protective tariff, revised wartime taxes, and restricted immigration. His administration convened the Washington Conference (1921–22). His ill-advised cabinet appointments, including Albert Fall as secretary of the interior, led to the Teapot Dome scandal and earned his administration a reputation for corruption. After a vacation in Alaska in mid-June 1923, he arrived in San Francisco reportedly suffering from food poisoning and other ailments; he died there under unclear circumstances. He was succeeded by his vice president, Calvin Coolidge.

Warren G. Harding.

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  • Harding, Warren G(amaliel) — (2 nov. 1865, Caledonia, Ohio, EE.UU.–2 ago. 1923, San Francisco, Cal.). Vigésimo noveno presidente de EE.UU. (1921–23). Fue propietario de un diario en Marion, Ohio, donde se alió con el aparato político del Partido Republicano. Partidario de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Harding, Warren G(amaliel) —  (1865–1923) Twenty ninth U.S. president (1921–1923) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Warren — Warren, Informe Warren, John Collins Warren, Robert Penn ► C. del NE de E.U.A., estado de Michigan, suburbio de Detroit; 144 864 h. * * * (as used in expressions) Beatty, (Henry) Warren Henry Warren Beaty William Warren Bradley David Warren… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Harding — [här′diŋ] Warren G(amaliel) 1865 1923; 29th president of the U.S. (1921 23) …   English World dictionary

  • Harding — biographical name Warren G(amaliel) 1865 1923 29th president of the United States (1921 23) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Harding — /hahr ding/, n. 1. Chester, 1792 1866, U.S. portrait painter. 2. Warren G(amaliel), 1865 1923, 29th president of the U.S. 1921 23. 3. a male given name. * * * …   Universalium

  • Harding — Har•ding [[t]ˈhɑr dɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) big Chester, 1792–1866, U.S. painter 2) big Warren G(amaliel), 1865–1923, 29th president of the U.S. 1921–23 …   From formal English to slang

  • Gamaliel — (as used in expressions) Gamaliel I Rabban Gamaliel Gamaliel II Gamaliel de Jabneh Harding, Warren G(amaliel) …   Enciclopedia Universal

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