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Warren G. Harding

(1865—1923) American Republican statesman

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Andrew W. Mellon

Andrew W. Mellon  

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(b Pittsburgh, 24 Mar. 1855; d Southampton, NY, 26 Aug. 1937).American businessman, public official, art collector, and philanthropist. A banker and steel, coke, and oil magnate, he became secretary ...
Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge  

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(1872–1933)US Republican statesman, 30th President of the USA (1923–29). Highly popular personally, he was seen as an embodiment of thrift, caution, and honesty in a decade when corruption in public ...
Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
Charles Gates Dawes

Charles Gates Dawes  

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(b. Marietta, Ohio, 27 Aug. 1865; d. Evanston, Illinois, 23 Apr. 1951)US; Vice-President 1925–9, US ambassador to Britain 1929–32 The son of an American army general, Dawes attended local schools ...
Eugene Victor Debs

Eugene Victor Debs  

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(b. 5 Nov. 1855, d. 20 Oct. 1926).US socialist Born at Terre Haute, Indiana, he started work for the US railroad system at 14, and soon became a prominent advocate of labour organization. He became ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation  

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(FBI)The investigative branch of the US Department of Justice. Established by Attorney-General Charles J. Bonaparte (1851–1921) in 1908, it was at first called the Bureau of Investigation. It was ...
Harlan Fiske Stone

Harlan Fiske Stone  

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(born Chesterfield, N.H., 11 October 1872; died Washington, D.C., 22 April 1946). He was a legal educator, lawyer, associate justice (1925–41), and chief justice (1941–46) of the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
Henry Wallace

Henry Wallace  

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Vice President• Born: Oct. 7, 1888, Adair County, Iowa• Political party: Republican, then Democrat• Education: Iowa State College, B.S., 1910• Military service: none• Previous government service: ...
Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover  

(1874–1964)US Republican statesman and thirty-first president of the USA (1929–33).Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, to Quaker parents, who were both dead by the time he was nine years old. ...
Hiram Johnson

Hiram Johnson  

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(b. Sacramento, California, 2 Sept. 1866; d. Bethesda, Maryland, 6 Aug. 1945)US; Governor of California 1911–17, US Senator 1917–45 After two years at the University of California in Berkeley, ...
League of Nations

League of Nations  

An organization for international cooperation established in 1919 by the Versailles Peace Settlement. A League covenant embodying the principles of collective security, arbitration of international ...
Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial  

A monument in Washington DC to the American Republican statesman Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), designed by Henry Bacon (1866–1924) and dedicated in 1922. Built in the form of a Greek temple, the ...
Permanent Court of International Justice

Permanent Court of International Justice  

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This is the name of the first World Court, established pursuant to art. 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations. The Council of the League appointed a Committee ...
Republican Party

Republican Party  

One of the two main U.S. political parties (the other being the Democratic party), favoring a right-wing stance, limited central government, and tough, interventionist foreign policy. It was formed ...
Teapot Dome Scandal

Teapot Dome Scandal  

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(1922–24)US fraud perpetrated by the “Ohio gang” surrounding President Harding. It involved the siphoning of oil, intended for the US navy, from the oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, to the ...
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.  

(1887–1944) army officer and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, born in New York. The son of Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Roosevelt Jr. served in ...
Twenties, The.

Twenties, The.  

The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age. This superficial vision masks a far more complex history. In this period ...
Veterans Bureau

Veterans Bureau  

An organization for veterans of American wars established in 1921 under President Warren G. Harding. Given direct authority to construct veteran hospitals, the Bureau's first director, Charles R. ...
Warren Earl Burger

Warren Earl Burger  

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(b. 17 Sept. 1907, d. 25 June 1995).Chief Justice of US Supreme Court 1969–86 Born in St Paul, Minnesota, he initially sold insurance during the day and studied law at night school. He went on to ...
Washington Conference

Washington Conference  

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The conference held in the USA between November 1921 and February 1922 to discuss political stability in the Far East and naval disarmament. Summoned on US initiative, the conference was attended by ...

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