1915-1921, U.S. Senator Warren Harding


This U.S. Senator Warren Harding history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of Warren Harding and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Warren Gamaliel Harding was the first incumbent US senator and the first newspaper publisher to be elected president.  During his term, he moved away from progressivism.  In spite of this, he signed the first child welfare program and supported an eight hour work day.  Unemployment dropped by 50 percent during his term in office.  Warren G. Harding was a keen poker player, he once lost an entire set of White House china in a single hand.  Corruption marred his term, in particular, the Teapot Dome Scandal.  Harding is considered a modern politician, having embraced technology and been sensitive to the conditions of minorities, women and labor.  Harding died suddenly while in office.

The United States Senate and House of Representatives comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Each state has two senators regardless of the state’s population.  U.S. senators serve staggered terms of six years.  Prior to 1913, senators were appointed by their state legislatures.  This changed with the 17th Amendment, which mandated senators be elected by popular vote.  The Senate has the power to ratify treaties and to confirm cabinet secretaries, federal judges, Supreme Court justices, and other federal executive officials.

Warren Harding was a member of the U.S. Senate prior to his election as president.  Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate.  A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.


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