Florence Harding And The Knife in her Back

Presidential History Blog

The political Hardings.

Warren Harding’s wife was difficult, but his paramours were no picnics either!

Warren the Romeo

Most citizens of Marion, Ohio in the late-1880s considered Warren Gamaleil Harding one of the handsomest young men in town, plus affable and easy-to-like.

harding w-moustache Warren Harding with a mustache

When he first appeared on the Marion scene, he was somewhat at a loss of vocation. Having spent a little time working for a printer and finding the work pleasant, he bought into The Marion Star, a small weekly newspaper. In time, it would become a major Ohio daily.

FlorenceHarding Florence Harding in her younger days.

The handsome young fellow had his choice of female companions, but always gravitated to the fast lane. A local divorcee five years his senior chose him. Florence Kling DeWolfe was the daughter of a rich-but-tyrannical father, average looking, and tough as nails. She was the ardent…

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