US Republican politician
member of Ohio senate 1899-1903
lieutenant governor of Ohio 1903-1905
delivered presidential nominating speech for William Howard Taft 1912
Senator from Ohio 1915-1921
delivered keynote address at Republican National Convention 1916
29th president of US 1921-1923
established Bureau of the Budget 1921
pardoned Eugene V. Debs (imprisoned on charges of sedition) 1921
convened Washington Conference for the Limitation of Armament 1921-1922, resulting in naval arms limitations and establishment of Four Power Pact
signed Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 and Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act of 1922
tarnished by scandalous actions of aides and Cabinet members, particularly in Teapot Dome scandal, despite evident lack of personal involvement in any misdeeds
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- "I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends...They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!"
- "Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything."