President Warren Gamaliel Harding
|Election||1920||USA Presidential Election|
We know little or nothing of the inner commitments of Harding in the matter of religion. Outwardly he exhibited the appropriate deference toward the institution of religion which in this nation is expected of persons in high public office.
His mother was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, But Warren was a jovial, easy-going, shallow man,whose principal friends were in the Capital's poker-playing set, Harding brought to the White House the moral code of the hangers-on around a rural county courthouse. He did not join any church until after he had become an influential citizen of Marion, Ohio. Then he became a member and later a trustee of the Baptist Church, This connection would become of increasing importance to him as... Read More