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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.


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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.


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Teapot Dome: Oil and Politics in the 1920's

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Teapot Dome, a sandstone formation in Wyoming that overlooks a United States Naval Oil Reserve, furnished a name for one of the most sensational scandals in the history of American politics. Professor Noggle unravels this complex tale of corruption, tracing Teapot Dome from its origins in the conservation feuds of 1920-1921 through the bitter partisanship that evolved between the two major political parties. He scrutinizes the tactics used by each party either to exploit or to minimize the conspiracy.

Utilizing the published accounts and the mass of unpublished writings surrounding the scandal, he brings to life the people involved, both those condemned for their part in the conspiracy and those praised for uncovering it, including: Albert B. Fall, Secretary of the Interior; Harry F. Sinclair, President of Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corp.; Edwin Denby, Secretary of the Navy; Senators Thomas Walsh and Robert LaFollette; President Warren G. Harding, and many others. Concerned primarily with the scandal's effect on people and politics and not with fixing blame, Professor Noggle reappraises the issues and personalities, links new names to Teapot Dome, and removes some of the stigma from others.


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

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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  • DNA: President Harding fathered child out of wedlock

    08/14/15 ,via MLive.com

    Historians rank Harding low among the presidents, and he is known mostly for the Teapot Dome scandal that took place during his administration. Family members who researched Harding's history said he was in a sexless marriage and had several 

  • Warren G. Harding's Terrible Tenure

    08/14/15 ,via The Atlantic

    In a piece Thursday for The Washington Post, James B. Robenalt argued that Harding was actually “a good president.” Sure, his Cabinet was riddled with corruption, but its various scandals—most infamously, the Teapot Dome affair—never touched him 

  • As U.S. Raises Flag in Havana, Rubio Lowers Boom on Obama

    Now add President Warren G. Harding, that noted sex symbol, to the list. The 29th president, who created the first federal child-welfare agency, established the predecessor of the Veteran's Administration and who got caught up in the Teapot Dome

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@PrezCoolidge don't make me go all Teapot Dome on you, Mr. President 08/14/15, @jaketapper
New meaning to the Teapot Dome Scandal now. DNA Proves President Harding Fathered Child out of Wedlock - http://t.co/nYQ2BxFjaY 08/14/15, @marquezrick
First the Teapot Dome Scandal and now this? Another mark against America's Worst President © https://t.co/ZlF4z0Tyoc 08/14/15, @thadachek

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  • The Teapot Dome Scandal

    Capstone. 2007. ISBN: 0756533368,9780756533366. 96 pages.

    Chronicles the 1921 scandal in which Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall leased oil reserves without competitive bidding in exchange for sizeable sums of money.

  • Tempest Over Teapot Dome

    University of Oklahoma Press. 1998. ISBN: 0806130784,9780806130781. 376 pages.

    Offering insight into turn-of-the-century American politics, economic development, and environmental policy, a penetrating study of the Teapot Dome scandal focuses on the role of Albert B. Fall, who became the first American cabinet member sent to prison. UP.

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  • DNA: President Harding fathered child out of wedlock

    08/14/15 ,via MLive

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    08/14/15 ,via Deseret News

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  • As U.S. Raises Flag in Havana, Rubio Lowers Boom on Obama

    08/14/15 ,via US News and World Report

    The 29th president, who created the first federal child-welfare agency, established the predecessor of the Veteran’s Administration and who got caught up in the Teapot Dome scandal broke the Internet for a few hours after DNA tests by Ancestry.com ...

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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 1924, during the administration of President Warren G. Harding ...

Teapot Dome - Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas ...

Teapot Dome, in U.S. history, oil reserve scandal that began during the administration of President Harding. In 1921, by executive order of the

Teapot Dome Scandal - Spartacus Educational

Read the essential deatils about the Teapot Dome Scandal. In the early part of the 20th century large oil reserves were discovered at Elk Hills, California and Teapot ...

Teapot Dome Gas Station-Zillah, WA
Teapot Dome Gas Station-Zillah, WA
This little gas station was built in 1922, a commentary on the Teapot Dome scandal involving President Harding and a federal petroleum reserve in Wyoming. Said to be the oldest gas station in use in the country (No longer in use), it survived partially because it was moved years ago, to be closer to the interstate. Neat!
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Teapot Filling Station in Zillah, WA.
Teapot Filling Station in Zillah, WA.
Beverages fuel my bicycling. Built in 1920s after the Teapot Dome Scandal. President Harding's time. Speaking of politics, see my blog entry. I was passing through here when news about Senator Larry Craig was breaking on the radio. Back at the teapot in 2010.
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General Services Administration Building
General Services Administration Building
The U.S. General Services Administration Building, originally designed for the U.S. Department of the Interior, was the first truly modern office building constructed by the U.S. Government and served as a model for federal offices through the early 1930s. New York architect Charles Butler (1871-1953) designed the innovative building in his capacity as consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth (1873-1938). Butler’s design, patterned after private office buildings in New York and Washington, DC, allowed for the substantial amount of natural light necessary for the many architects, draftsmen, pressmen, and scientists working in the building. Construction of the restrained Neo-Classical building began in 1915 and was completed in 1917 at a cost of $2,703,494. The U.S. Department of the Interior occupied the building from 1917 until 1937, a period significant in the department’s history. The activities of the National Park Service were...
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