Warren Gamaliel Harding was born on November 2, 1865, near Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio. After attending Ohio Central College, he became editor and publisher of a county newspaper. Later he held office in Ohio and was elected to the United States Senate
in 1914. In the Senate, he opposed the League of Nations, favored woman suffrage, and voted for the Volstead Act
that brought about Prohibition.
Nominated and elected President in 1920 as a Republican, Harding promised a return to "normalcy." His administration became involved in scandals, including Teapot Dome. He fell ill while returning from a trip to Alaska and died in San Francisco on August 2, 1923.