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President Warren Harding’s Love Letters

President Warren Harding

President Warren Harding

Washington, DC
Saturday, August 30, 2014

We hear from a panel about the personal and political consequences of Warren Harding’s long term love affair. The affair predated the 29th president's administration. Surviving love letters detailing the relationship were until very recently kept under seal by the Library of Congress, which hosted this event. The former president’s grandnephew, Richard Harding, explains why his family insisted on keeping the letters sealed and how the family continues to deal with the fallout from the affair and its impact on Warren Harding’s legacy.

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:53am (ET)

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