No doubt about it, Warren G. Harding liked the fillies, but his taste was more toward fast trotters than thoroughbreds.
Warren G. Harding and his Duchess
Historians have always wondered why Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) married Florence Kling DeWolfe in the first place. She was five years Harding’s senior and a divorcée in a time when divorce was stigmatic. She wasn’t bad looking, but she was no beauty either, and said to have had a whining and unpleasant voice.
It is much easier to understand her attraction to him. Harding was not only a good looking, well-built fellow of twenty-five, but he was also one of the most popular men in town. He had an outgoing personality, and made friends easily. His…
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