Warren G. Harding
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In office: March 4, 1921 � August
Born: November 2, 1865, near Blooming Grove, Ohio
Gamaliel Harding was the twenty-ninth
President of the United States, serving from 1921 until his death from a
heart attack, aged 57, in 1923. A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an
influential newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate (1899�1903)
and later as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1903�1905) and as a U.S.
His political leanings were conservative, which
enabled him to become the compromise choice at the 1920 Republican
National Convention. During his presidential campaign, held in the
aftermath of World War I, he promised a return to "normalcy";
and, in the 1920 election, he defeated his Democratic opponent, fellow
Ohioan James M. Cox, in the largest presidential popular vote landslide
in American history since the popular vote tally began to be recorded in
1824: 60.36% to 34.19%.
Died: August 2, 1923 (age 57), San Francisco,
Arriving at the Palace Hotel, he developed
pneumonia. Harding died of either a heart attack or a stroke at 7:35
p.m. The formal announcement, printed in the New York Times of
that day, stated that "A stroke of apoplexy was the cause of
death." He had been ill exactly one week.
Where is Warren G. Harding buried?
- Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, California
- Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan
- Harding Memorial Park, Marion, Ohio