The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Harding, Warren G.
HARDING, Warren G., American statesman: b. Corsica, Morrow County, Ohio, 2 Nov. 1865. He studied at Ohio Central College, Iberia, in 1879-82; and since 1884 has been engaged in the newspaper business at Marion, Ohio, as president of the Harding Publishing Company, publishers of the Star. In 1900-04 Mr. Harding was a member of the Ohio senate and from 1904 to 1906 was lieutenant-governor. In 1910 he was Republican nominee for governor of Ohio, but failed of election. Subsequently he was elected to the United States Senate for the term 1915-21. Harding has been compared to McKinley as a harmonizer in his own party. In the Senate his course has been that of a “regular,” though not that of a narrow party man. Mr. Harding ia spoken of as the strongest candidate of the Republican party for the Presidency.