Warren Gamaliel Harding
George Busby Christian Jr. was born near Marion, Ohio, on March 25, 1873. Ho was graduated from the Pennsylvania Military College at Chester, P a ., in 1806. He became private secretary to Mr. Harding (then Senator) in 1915. When Mr. Harding became President, he appointed Mr. Christian to the official post of Secretary to the President (March 4, 1921).
On Mr. Harding’s death, Mr. Christian tendered his resignanation to President Coolidge, at whose request he continued his duties for a short period pending the appointment of his successor. It is the announced purpose of Mr. Christian to retire from official life as soon as President Coolidge releases him. This will occur on Sept. 3, 1923, when he is succeeded by Campbell B. Slemp of Virginia, who was appointed Secretary to the President on Aug. 14, 1923.
Mr. Christian, notwithstanding the extraordinary pressure on his time occasioned by the death and funeral of the nation’s leader, and the many duties laid on him by his temporary continuance in office under the new President, acceded to the request of the Editor of The Current History Magazine to prepare the article published herewith on the life and personality of his distinguished principal. The text was transmitted by telegraph from Washington.
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George B. Christian; Warren Gamaliel Harding. Current History 1 September 1923; 18 (6): 903–908. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.19184.108.40.2063
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