Ohio Presidents - Ohio, nicknamed the "Mother of Presidents," has sent seven of its native sons (Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding) to the White House.'All seven were Republicans. Virginia native William Henry Harrison, a Whig, resided in Ohio.
Nan P. Britton claimed that she had an affair with President Warren G. Harding, an Ohioan. She also claimed that Harding was the father of her daughter, Elizabeth Ann. Britton was born on November 9, 1896, in Marion, Ohio. As a teenager, she developed a crush on Harding, who, at the time, was editor of the Marion Daily Star. In 1927, Britton authored a book, The President's Daughter, about her affair with Harding.
Warren Harding, 29th President born 1865; died 1923. Initiated in Marion Lodge No. 7O, Marion, Ohio, 1901. He received no other degree until after becoming President. He was passed and raised in Marion Lodge in 1920, Royal Arch Chapter degrees in Marion Chapter No. 62 in 1921; Knight Templar in Marion Commandery No. 36, in 1921. Scottish Rite and Shrine in 1921.
First Lady Florence Kling Harding, circa 1920, wife of President Warren G Harding. Born into a wealthy family in Marion, Ohio, she had already eloped with and divorced Henry de Wolfe before she met Harding.