Warren G. Harding


Who was his secretary of state?

Charles Evans Hughes, the former governor of New York and associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, served as Harding’s secretary of state. Hughes had been the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 1916, but lost a close election to Democratic incumbent Woodrow Wilson. Hughes maintained his position as secretary of state even when Coolidge took over as president. He later became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


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