No doubt about it, Warren G. Harding liked the fillies, but his taste was more toward fast trotters than thoroughbreds.
Warren G. Harding and his Duchess
Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding was a 30-year old divorcee when she married Warren Harding.
Warren Harding was a good looking man of twenty-five when he married Florence.
Historians have always wondered why Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) married Florence Kling DeWolfe in the first place. She was five years Harding’s senior and a divorcée in a time when divorce was stigmatic. She wasn’t bad looking, but she was no beauty either, and said to have had a whining and unpleasant voice.
It is much easier to understand her attraction to him. Harding was not only a good looking, well-built fellow of twenty-five, but he was also one of the most popular men in town. He had an outgoing personality, and made friends easily. His…