The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.
president, Warren G. Harding's, black ancestors escaped from the South to the North via the Underground Railroad. Harding attended Iberia College, in Ohio, an institution founded to educate fugitive slaves – now called Ohio Central College.