Warren G. Harding

Early Career

What was Harding’s other extramarital affair?

Harding had a long extramarital affair with Carrie Phillips, the wife of his friend James Phillips. Warren and Flossie Harding would go on long trips with the Phillips. The affair was discovered in 1963, when letters of Harding to Ms. Phillips were found. Republican Party leaders allegedly paid the Phillips a sizeable amount of money to keep the affair quiet.


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