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.
Picture: Teapot Rock in the 1920s, before the "spout" broke off the formation that gave its name to Teapot Dome. Wyoming Tales and Trails. At WyoHistory.org http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/teapot-dome-scandal
In The Teapot Dome Scandal, acclaimed author Laton McCartney tells the amazing, complex, and at times ribald story of how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president.