Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924

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Dates:
Birth 1860-08-15
Death 1924-11-21
English

Biographical notes:

Florence Kling Harding (b. August 15, 1860, Marion, OH–d. November 21, 1924, Marion, OH), wife of President Warren Harding, was First Lady of the United States from 1921-1923 (his death). Born to a wealthy family in Marion, Ohion, she studied piano at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and at 19 eloped with Henry Atherton DeWolfe. They had one child and and later divorced. She married Harding when he was a newspaper publisher in Ohio, and she was acknowledged as the brains behind the business. Known as The Duchess, she adapted well to the White House, where she gave notably elegant parties.

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--Death
  • President's spouses
  • Children's clothing
  • Bereavement--Social aspects
  • First ladies

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  • Marion, OH, US
  • Marion, OH, US