You are here

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Twenty-Ninth President of the United States

1921-1923

Location: Corner of 9th St. & St. Joseph St.

View Map

President Harding's time in office was marked by some major scandals. The most significant scandal was that of Teapot Dome. Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall secretly sold the right to oil reserves in Teapot Dome, Wyoming to a private company in exchange for $308,000 and some cattle. He also sold the rights to other national oil reserves. He was caught and ended up being sentenced to one year in jail. Other officials under Harding were also implicated or convicted of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and other forms of wrongdoing. Harding died before the events affected his presidency.
www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/warrenharding

SculptorJohn Lopez