About Collecting Warren G. Harding Autographs
Until Warren G. Harding’s nomination for president in 1920, he would pepper his typed letters with ALS's. Thereafter his communications were almost invariably typed. His secretary, George Christian, was an anomaly, being more of a chief of staff than a clerk. Harding was the first president to use a speechwriter, and it is quite possible that some letters in office were drafted for his signature. Although Harding had a tendency to speak and write in platitudes, he was not the buffoon he is often pictured to be. Some of his letters are longer and have more interesting content than those of many other presidents.