The 29th U.S. president. He was considered to be one of the most corrupt presidents in history because of his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
He was an avid poker player and one time lost an entire set of antique White House china in a single hand.
He appointed future president Herbert Hoover as secretary of commerce.
He gained ownership of the Marion Daily Star newspaper after working as a teacher and insurance man.
He married the daughter of his nemesis, Florence Kling DeWolfe, in July 1891.
- The meaning of the name Harding: Hard-working, Strong