The Ohio Gang (1921-1924) was a good ol' boy network of politicians and industry leaders closely surrounding Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States of America. Many of these individuals came into Harding's personal orbit during his tenure as a state-level politician in Ohio, thus the name.
During the Harding administration several of the so-called Ohio Gang became involved in financial scandals, including the Teapot Dome scandal and apparent malfeasance at the U.S. Department of Justice, ending in prison terms and suicides. Following Harding's sudden death of a heart attack in 1923, the Ohio Gang were effectively removed from the corridors of power by Harding's Vice President and successor, Calvin Coolidge.
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... him a group of political cronies, including factional friends from the Ohio Republican establishment like Daugherty and others of like mind from other states, a group known colloquially as the "Ohio ... "He enjoyed the company of these men and his old Ohio associates in and out of the government ... liked it, but it irked me to see it in the White House." Several of Harding's Ohio Gang associates lost no time wetting their beaks at the public expense ...
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