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Harding Birthplace

 
 
Harding Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Harding Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States was born on this site November 2, 1865.
 
Erected 1978 by Harding Memorial Library Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 42.34′ N, 82° 42.744′ W. Marker is in Blooming Grove, Ohio, in Morrow County. Marker is on Ohio Route 97 0.2 miles east of Williamsport-Bloomingrove Road (County Route 20), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6297 Ohio Route 97, Galion OH 44833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Four Depot (approx. 4.2 miles away); Galion Veterans Memorial / Flag Plaza (approx. 4.3 miles away); U.S.S. Constitution Cannon (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ohio Central College (approx. 7.3 miles away); To the Memory of Colonel Wm. Crawford (approx. 7.3 miles away); John Chapman (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Sultana Disaster (approx. 9.6 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
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Harding Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Harding Birthplace Marker
Harding Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Harding Home Site Marker
Warren G. Harding image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Warren G. Harding
This 1923 portrait of Warren G. Harding by Margaret Lindsay Williams hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“The first two decades of the twentieth century had been marked by American involvement in a world war and a host of progressive reforms in the country's economic and social institutions. By 1920, voters wanted a rest from all this change and ferment and were ready for a brand of White House leadership that did not threaten the status quo. In Warren G. Harding, that year's Republican presidential candidate, they found what they wanted. A convivial onetime newspaper editor, Harding made ‘normalcy’ the keynote of his campaign. Although the meaning of the newly coined term was uncertain, it at least promised no unsettling changes.

Harding's administration was marked by scandals. A trusting individual, he appointed cronies to his administration who proved all too ready to use their offices for private gain. Harding, however, escaped having to face the corrupt behavior of his appointees. Just as stories of their wrongdoing were coming to light, he collapsed and died.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,642 times since then and 507 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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