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Warren G. Harding: America's Least Favorite President

Nov 21, 2013

During his presidency, Warren G. Harding was generally well liked among Americans. In contemporary times however, Harding's cronyism and corruption have sent him to the bottom of favorite president lists.

Historian Phillip Payne joins Steve Kraske to talk about his biography of Pres. Warren G. Harding

On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with historian Phillip Payne about Harding's upbringing, his ascendancy to power, and the scandals that still plague his image to this day.

Hear More: Phillip Payne speaks this evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Library Plaza branch. A free reception precedes the talk at 6 p.m.


  • Phillip Payne, author of Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding's Scandalous Legacy. He is also associate professor of history at St. Bonaventure University in New York.