By this time, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution had been ratified, giving the people the right to elect senators, and Ohio had instituted primary elections for the office.
United States Senate election in Ohio, Congressman Theodore Burton had been elected as senator in Foraker's place inand announced that he would seek a second term in the elections. By this time, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution had been ratified, giving the people the right to elect senators, and Ohio had instituted primary elections for the office.
Foraker and former congressman Ralph D. Cole also entered the Republican primary. When Burton withdrew, Foraker became the favorite, but his Old Guard Republicanism was deemed outdated, and Harding was urged to enter the race.
Daugherty claimed credit for persuading Harding to run, "I found him like a turtle sunning himself on a log, and I pushed him into the water. It was calculated to offend nobody except Democrats. Harding won the primary by 12, votes over Foraker.
Slogan written on Ohio walls and fences,  Harding's general election opponent was Ohio Attorney General Timothy Hoganwho had risen to statewide office despite widespread prejudice against Roman Catholics in rural areas. Inthe start of World War I and the prospect of a Catholic senator from Ohio increased nativist sentiment.
Harding did not attack Hogan an old friend on this or most other issues, but he did not denounce the nativist hatred for his opponent. Senate, the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and were led by President Wilson.
As a junior senator in the minority, Harding received unimportant committee assignments, but carried out those duties assiduously. As senator-elect, he indicated that he could not support votes for women until Ohio did. Increased support for suffrage there and among Senate Republicans meant that by the time Congress voted on the issue, Harding was a firm supporter.
Harding, who drank,  initially voted against banning alcohol. He voted for the Eighteenth Amendmentwhich imposed Prohibitionafter successfully moving to modify it by placing a time limit on ratification, which was expected to kill it.
Once it was ratified anyway, Harding voted to override Wilson's veto of the Volstead Billwhich implemented the amendment, assuring the support of the Anti-Saloon League. He urged delegates to stand as a united party. The convention nominated Justice Charles Evans Hughes.
In the November presidential electiondespite increasing Republican unity, Hughes was narrowly defeated by Wilson.
In MayHarding, less enthusiastic about Wilson, opposed a bill to expand the president's powers.
Many senators disliked Article X of the League Covenantthat committed signatories to the defense of any member nation that was attacked, seeing it as forcing the United States to war without the assent of Congress.
Harding was one of 39 senators who signed a round-robin letter opposing the League. When Wilson invited the Foreign Relations Committee to the White House to informally discuss the treaty, Harding ably questioned Wilson about Article X; the president evaded his inquiries.
The Senate debated Versailles in Septemberand Harding made a major speech against it. By then, Wilson had suffered a stroke while on a speaking tour. With an incapacitated president in the White House and less support in the country, the treaty was defeated.Nov 02, · Warren G.
Harding - the 29th president of the United States - was born Nov. 2, He served only two years in office from to because of his untimely death but his scandal-ridden.
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House of Representatives and Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, . Aug 13, · Warren Gamaliel Harding was a newspaper publisher in Marion, Ohio, who won a Senate seat in and captured the presidency in . Warren G.
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Warren G. Harding, in full Warren Gamaliel Harding, (born November 2, , Caledonia [now Blooming Grove], Ohio, U.S.—died August 2, , San Francisco, California), 29th .
Oct 29, · Watch video · Harding graduated from Ohio Central College (now defunct) in and moved to Marion, Ohio, where he eventually found work as a newspaper reporter.