The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.

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The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.

The teapot dome scandal was first caused when Albert B Fall, President Warren Harding's secretary, allowed oil drilling on Wyoming plains after they had been protected by Roosevelt. Albert was later found of guilty of bribery while in office. Edward Doheny offered him a 100,000 interest rate to be allowed to drill on reserved ground in Wyoming and California.

The teapot dome scandal was first caused when Albert B Fall, President Warren Harding's secretary, allowed oil drilling on Wyoming plains after they had been protected by Roosevelt. Albert was later found of guilty of bribery while in office. Edward Doheny offered him a 100,000 interest rate to be allowed to drill on reserved ground in Wyoming and California.

Indeed, Congress created the authority in 1924 in part for exactly this purpose. Congress wanted to investigate and reveal possible conflicts of interest involving both Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon and the executive branch officials involved in the Teapot Dome scandal.

Indeed, Congress created the authority in 1924 in part for exactly this purpose. Congress wanted to investigate and reveal possible conflicts of interest involving both Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon and the executive branch officials involved in the Teapot Dome scandal.

The Teapot Dome Scandal was in the 1920's because there was a secret leasing in the oil reserves by the secretary of interior.

The Teapot Dome Scandal was in the 1920's because there was a secret leasing in the oil reserves by the secretary of interior.

The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country by Laton McCartney. $10.80. Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (February 5, 2008). Author: Laton McCartney. 368 pages

The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country by Laton McCartney. $10.80. Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (February 5, 2008). Author: Laton McCartney. 368 pages

Alternative Titles: Elk Hills Scandal, Oil Reserves ScandalTeapot Dome Scandal, also called Oil Reserves Scandal or Elk Hills Scandal, in American history, scandal of the early 1920s surrounding the …

Alternative Titles: Elk Hills Scandal, Oil Reserves ScandalTeapot Dome Scandal, also called Oil Reserves Scandal or Elk Hills Scandal, in American history, scandal of the early 1920s surrounding the …

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