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Mix hundreds of millions of dollars in petroleum reserves; rapacious oil barons and crooked politicians; under-the-table payoffs; murder, suicide, and blackmail; White House cronyism; and the excesses of the Jazz Age. The result: the granddaddy of all American political scandals, Teapot Dome.

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. Harding and his so-called “oil cabinet” made it possible for the oilmen to secure vast oil reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt.

When news of the scandal finally emerged, the consequences were disastrous for the nation and for the principles in the plot to bilk the taxpayers: Harding’s administration was hamstrung; Americans’ confidence in their government plummeted; Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was indicted, convicted, and incarcerated; and others implicated in the affair suffered similarly dire fates. Stonewalling by members of Harding’s circle kept a lid on the story–witnesses developed “faulty” memories or fled the country, and important documents went missing–but contemporary records newly made available to McCartney reveal a shocking, revelatory picture of just how far-reaching the affair was, how high the stakes, and how powerful the conspirators.

In giving us a gimlet-eyed but endlessly entertaining portrait of the men and women who made a tempest of Teapot Dome, Laton McCartney again displays his gift for faithfully rendering history with the narrative touch of an accomplished novelist.


From the Hardcover edition.

Mix hundreds of millions of dollars in petroleum reserves; rapacious oil barons and crooked politicians; under-the-table payoffs; murder, suicide, and blackmail; White House cronyism; and the excesses of the Jazz Age. The result: the granddaddy of all American political scandals, Teapot Dome.

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. Harding and his so-called “oil cabinet” made it possible for the oilmen to secure vast oil reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt.

When news of the scandal finally emerged, the consequences were disastrous for the nation and for the principles in the plot to bilk the taxpayers: Harding’s administration was hamstrung; Americans’ confidence in their government plummeted; Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was indicted, convicted, and incarcerated; and others implicated in the affair suffered similarly dire fates. Stonewalling by members of Harding’s circle kept a lid on the story–witnesses developed “faulty” memories or fled the country, and important documents went missing–but contemporary records newly made available to McCartney reveal a shocking, revelatory picture of just how far-reaching the affair was, how high the stakes, and how powerful the conspirators.

In giving us a gimlet-eyed but endlessly entertaining portrait of the men and women who made a tempest of Teapot Dome, Laton McCartney again displays his gift for faithfully rendering history with the narrative touch of an accomplished novelist.


From the Hardcover edition.



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In 1914 J.O. Richardson was assigned the "fuel desk" at the Navy Department as vessels were changed from burning coal to fuel oil. He guided the use of the Naval Petroleum. reserve lands, including one called #3, or more popularly, Teapot Dome. As Richardson left for World War duty, the Warren G. Harding administration took over the desk and placed some of its confines within the Department of Interior. Another former Northeast Texas resident was named director: Albert Bacon Fall, married a Clarksville, Texas lady and moved to New Mexico. There he later was elected one of the first two Senators as the territory turned to a state. In just 26 months Fall made many deals with private industry that once were the domain of the Navy. By 1923 Congress was investigating what became known as the Teapot Scandals.








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Finch: Name new high school after Obama 08/29/15, via CT Post

He died of a heart attack in 1923, as scandals like Teapot Dome were brewing. Contruction of the current Warren G. Harding began the year after his death. Naming the school after him was a tribute to the dead 29th president. If city officials decide to

Wall Street Journal

'Fall Guys' in Sports, Crime and Politics 08/27/15, via Wall Street Journal

During the Teapot Dome bribery scandal of Warren Harding's administration, only one official was convicted: Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall. His name has led some historians to claim, inaccurately, that Fall was the original “fall guy.” Since

The Strange Deaths of President Harding: Tea Pot Dome & Veteran's Bureau Scandals (1996)

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 -- August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921--1923), a Republican from Ohio who served .

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The Teapot Dome Scandal

The Teapot Dome Scandal

Published by Random House 2008

ISBN 9781588367662,1588367665
351 pages

Mix hundreds of millions of dollars in petroleum reserves; rapacious oil barons and crooked politicians; under-the-table payoffs; murder, suicide, and blackmail; White House cronyism; and the excesses of the Jazz Age. The result: the granddaddy of all American political scandals, Teapot Dome. 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. Harding and his so-called “oil cabinet” made it possible for the oilmen to secure vast oil reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt....


Finch: Name new high school after Obama - CT Post

President Barack Obama speaks at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. President Obama visited Bridgeport to rally the heavily Democratic city in an effort to re-elect Democrat Gov. Malloy defeated Foley by just half a percentage point when the two squared off in 2010 and recent polls are predicting another close election. BRIDGEPORT - Mayor Bill Finch wants to dump Warren G. Harding ’s name for the new high school in favor of President Barack Obama. The $106 million new high school will be 210,000-square-foot, and will be home to 1,150 students. The new high school will include a football field, baseball field, and eight-lane running track. “President Obama has done so much for our city,” said Finch. This new high school is another sign that cities are getting better during his presidency, and I suggest we honor him by naming this new school ‘ Barack Obama High School. Finch has been an unabashed supporter of Obama and friend of the president. In fact last year, the Finch holiday card had family members surrounded by a smiling Obama. The photo was taken during Obama’s visit to Bridgeport last fall. The card offered "Season's Greetings" from the Finch clan "and Special Friend to Bridgeport President Barack Obama. The sprawling General Electric that included 13 interconnected, five-story buildings was built in 1917. During its peak years of manufacturing GE products, the plant employed more than 20,000 people. A future president, Ronald Reagan , visited the plant in the 1950s when he was GE’s pitch man. Today, many people are unfamiliar with President Harding , who served from 1921-23, with many historians have called one of the worst presidents. The 29th president didn’t serve long in office. He died of a heart attack in 1923, as scandals like Teapot Dome were brewing. Contruction of the current Warren G. Harding began the year after his death. Naming the school after him was a tribute to the dead 29th president. If city officials decide to name the school after Obama, the name of the sports teams would have a slight change from the Harding Presidents to the Obama Presidents.

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An incisive portrait of the life and tarnished political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency details the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, extramarital affair, policy decisions, and other important events that marked the administration of the twenty-ninth president. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Dean, John W. *Series Title: American Presidents Series *Publication Date: 2004/01/07 *Number of Pages: 202 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.50

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An incisive portrait of the life and tarnished political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency details the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, extramarital affair, policy decisions, and other important events that marked the administration of the twenty-ninth president. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Dean, John W. *Series Title: American Presidents Series *Publication Date: 2004/01/07 *Number of Pages: 202 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.50

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DNA makes Warren Harding's story less mysterious -- but no less important: Thomas Suddes - 08/22/15, via Cleveland Plain Dealer

Warren G. Harding and the Ohio Gang that encircled him are a little ... Fall, went to the jug because of the Teapot Dome scandal. Meanwhile, Harding's attorney general, Harry M. Daugherty, a Washington Court House native, was a slick Statehouse lobbyist ...

Philip Terzian: Warren G. Harding, philanderer - 08/21/15, via The Providence Journal

According to The New York Times, DNA testing seems to have confirmed that Warren Gamaliel Harding ... members of his administration were caught up in the posthumous Teapot Dome scandal, Harding’s standing has never been especially high.

America’s Horniest President - 08/16/15, via Politico

As a young Ohio teenager, Nan Britton became infatuated with the state’s married Republican candidate for Senate, Warren G. Harding ... Long after the Teapot Dome Scandal has faded from the American consciousness, “Jerry” is still very much a ...

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  1. Teapot Dome scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Teapot Dome scandal was a bribery incident that took place in the United States from 1921 to 1922, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding ...
  2. Warren G. Harding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 ... Teapot Dome involved an oil reserve in Wyoming which was one of three set aside for the use of the Navy in a national ...
  3. Teapot Dome Scandal - Ohio History Central In 1920, Ohioan Warren Gamaliel Harding won election as President of the United States. President Harding’s legacy largely still is tied to the Teapot Dome Scandal.
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